Petition calls for resignation of the Archbishop who planned Kim Davis’ meeting with pope

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Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015.  Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Monday at the end of a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States. Tony Gentile/Pool Photo via AP

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference he held while en route to Italy, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Pope Francis returned to the Vatican Monday at the end of a 10-day trip to Cuba and the United States.

34,000 people have already signed a petition created by Faithful America calling for the resignation of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the conservative church official responsible for inviting Rowan County clerk Kim Davis to meet with Pope Francis during his visit to the United States.

The petition reads:

After days of speculation, the truth has finally come out: Pope Francis did not hold a private meeting to express his support for Kim Davis’s efforts to block gay marriage licenses.

According to an official Vatican statement, Kim Davis was among “several dozen persons” attending a reception at the Vatican embassy, “the pope did not enter into the details of the situation,” and “his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support.”

Moreover, it seems that the pope did not request Kim Davis be invited….

Inviting Kim Davis to a reception with Pope Francis undermined the pope’s message to the United States and was a mean-spirited insult to the Kentucky couples whose marriage licenses she has tried to deny. For the good of the church, please resign immediately and allow Pope Francis to appoint a new apostolic nuncio.

You can sign the petition here.

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