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Vatican Details Pope's Meeting With Kim Davis. Photos by Mike Coppola/FilmMagic/ Ida Mae Astute/ABC /Getty Images

The Vatican has released all the details of the meeting between Pope Francis and the controversial county clerk Kim Davis, they said the event shouldn't be seen as an endorsement of all of her views, and that the recent meeting between the two is not a “form of support of her position." The encounter in Washington has sparked widespread debate since it became public this week.

"The brief meeting between Mrs. Kim Davis and Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC has continued to provoke comments and discussion. In order to contribute to an objective understanding of what transpired I am able to clarify the following points: Pope Francis met with several dozen persons who had been invited by the Nunciature to greet him as he prepared to leave Washington for New York City. Such brief greetings occur on all papal visits and are due to the Pope’s characteristic kindness and availability. The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature was with one of his former students and his family." The Vatican said.

Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, the head of the Holy See Press Office, added,"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."

Davis, spent 6 days in jail because she refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, defying the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in June that legalized same-sex marriage.

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