PopeWatch couldn’t resist a glance at the coverage of The National Catholic Reporter of the meeting between the Pope and Kim Davis:
“I said, ‘Thank you, Holy Father,'” Davis reportedly said. “I had asked a monsignor earlier what was the proper way to greet the pope, and whether it would be appropriate for me to embrace him, and I had been told it would be OK to hug him. So I hugged him, and he hugged me back.
It was only after repeated requests that the Vatican offered a response. In an email in Italian to Vatican journalists, Vatican spokesman Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi wrote, “I do not deny that a meeting may have taken place, but I do not have comments to add.” (NCR’s translation.)
Go here to read the rest. The reaction of the NCR readers to this story was priceless: