Cool Pope has heard your qualms, and is trying to maintain his coolness, most likely to help sales of his upcoming album. After news broke that he met with Kentucky clerk Kim Davis during his trip to the United States, people were bummed because for awhile there, we forgot that the Pope's job is often to be against gay marriage and abortion. But the PR team at the Vatican clarified the nature of the meeting:
Here's the official statement from the Vatican:
"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 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."
The Big P-F might still be cool on this stuff, y'all! But he's surrounded by people who aren't down with gay marriage, and as an English language assistant at the Holy See Press office said, "Pope Francis may not have understood 'the impact' a visit with Davis might have in the U.S."