Kim Davis, Vatican dispute Pope meeting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis' attorney is disputing the Vatican's description and interpretation of her Sept. 24 meeting with Pope Francis. Attorney Mat Staver told The Associated Press early Friday that the meeting was an affirmation of the Kentucky county clerk's right to be conscientious objector.

He says Vatican personnel initiated contact with Davis' camp on Sept. 14 saying the pope wanted to meet her. He says Vatican security picked up her and her husband up from their Washington hotel and brought her to the Vatican embassy. He says Vatican officials told her to change her hairstyle so she wouldn't be recognized since they wanted the encounter kept secret.

Staver disputed a Vatican spokesman's claims that the pope only met with Davis in a receiving line. He said the couple was in a room with only the pope and Vatican personnel.

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