Pope replaces of US ambassador who arranged meeting with Kim Davis

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of his ambassador to the United States, who was behind Francis’ controversial meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail rather than comply with a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses.

Vigano had invited Davis to be among those greeting Francis in the Vatican embassy in Washington last September during his visit. Her lawyer caused an uproar when he announced the meeting, describing it as papal affirmation of Davis’ approach to conscientious objection. The Vatican insisted the meeting wasn’t an endorsement.

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