Pope held private meeting with gay couple in U.S.Around the Nation, Online Only, Top Highlights Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Over the last few days the Pope’s visit with anti-gay County Clerk Kim Davis has dominated the news and received an inordinate amount of coverage. Now it has been revealed that th day before this meeting took place the Pope met with a gay couple in a private meeting.
CNN reports that the Pope met with a longtime friend from Argentina who has been in a same-sex relationship for 19 years. Yayo Grassi, an openly gay man, brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, as well several other friends to the Vatican Embassy Sept. 23 for a brief visit with the Pope. A video of the meeting shows Grassi and Francis greeting each other with a warm hug.
Grassi told CNN that the visit was arranged personally with the Pope via email in the weeks ahead of Francis’ highly anticipated visit to the United States.
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