MOREHEAD, KY – Kelly Gissendaner wasn’t successful in getting Pope Francis to convince Georgia authorities to commute her death sentence.
What? Too soon?
Okay, maybe, but that’s not stopping Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis from hoping a papal endorsement will keep her out of jail.
The Vatican confirms that while the pope was in America kissing babies, saying mass, and blessing statues, he had a private meeting with Davis at the Vatican embassy in Washington.
Father Federico Lombardi, the man who speaks for the man who speaks for God, would not go into details of the papal audience.
But Davis did. The Rowland county clerk, who spent six days behind bars for denying marriage licenses for same sex couples because of her Christian faith, says she and her husband accepted an invite from the pope.
Davis says the pope thanked her for her courage. She even got some rosaries. Official Vatican photos may come later.
The pope told reporters on the flight home that even government officials have the right to conscientious objection, which he called a human right.
Davis says the pope’s encouragement will make her keep on keepin’ on, even if it lands her back in the hoosegow.