Controversial Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis claims she had a secret meeting with Pope Francis during his visit to Washington, D.C., last week. In a statement, Davis’ attorneys say the meeting lasted for about 10 minutes at the Vatican Embassy.
Davis sparked national protest and landed herself in jail when she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, claiming her religious beliefs prevented her from doing so.
The pope gave Davis two rosaries, according to the Liberty Counsel. She says he thanked her for her courage, told her to “stay strong” and also asked her to “pray for him.”
Davis was in Washington to attend the Values Voter Summit, where she received an award.
So far, the Vatican has not confirmed, nor denied the meeting.