The Vatican Secretly Hates “The Hug”

Someone in the Vatican clearly hates the Kim Davis hug. CBS News reports that high-ranking secret sources in the Vatican may believe that the meeting should never have taken place.

The Vatican released a statement with Pope Francis’ approval saying, “The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.”

Just before flying out to Rome to join the synod on the family, Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich downplayed Pope Francis’ meeting with the embattled Kentucky Clerk, saying, “It is his way of saying that walls of communication need to come down. Meeting with someone is not an endorsement of that person’s position.”

Yes.

Chill out, guys: The Pope hugged Kim Davis. If that’s not reaching out to the marginalized and excluded, what is?

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at American Principles in Action.