During his visit to the U.S. Pope Francis met with Kim Davis a county clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage certificates.
According to details, Pope Francis met Kim Davis privately and applauded her audacity in refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Kim Davis is a clerk in Kentucky who was sentenced to imprisonment for refusing to issue same-sex marriage certificates. She was imprisoned for five days earlier in September; as she consistently refusing to sign marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
During this meeting in Washington D.C. Pope Francis appreciated and encouraged Kim Davis for her guts and advised her to “stay strong.” The Pontiff also prayed for Kim and gifted Kim and her husband with a Rosary which he blessed himself. Pope Francis also urged Kim Davis to pray for him.
Kim Davis after meeting with Pope Francis said that she was “humbled to meet Pope Francis. Of all people, why me? I never thought I would meet the Pope. Who am I to have this rare opportunity? I am just a County Clerk who loves Jesus and desires with all my heart to serve him.”
Kim Davis further said that Pope Francis was kind, genuinely caring, and very friendly. “He even asked me to pray for him. Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to ‘stay strong’.”