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  • John Thavis

Pope Francis and Kim Davis

Updated: Feb 19, 2020

For those asking what I think about the pope’s meeting with Kim Davis last week, I point them to this Tweet yesterday from Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, one of the pope’s closest advisors in Rome:

If a top papal advisor is saying Pope Francis was “exploited,” that raises questions about the entire episode.

Some may remember that Rebecca Kadaga was the Ugandan parliamentarian who pushed for that country’s controversial anti-homosexuality bill. While in Rome in 2012, she was in a group that met with the pope — an encounter that was billed by her supporters as a papal blessing for her cause. The Vatican later put out a statement saying that was not the case, that there was no implied papal approval of her actions or proposals.

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