At Long Last, Sean Spicer Gets to Meet Pope Francis

31 August, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Ora Austin
  • Pope Francis speaks as he celebrates Mass with about 50 cardinals in the Pauline Chapel of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican June 27. The Mass marked the pope's 25th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop

Spicer, who is Catholic, was serving as US President Donald Trump's press secretary when Trump travelled to the Vatican in May.

Per America, the visit was part of a gathering for International Catholic Legislators Network, of which Spicer is a member.

Famously left out of a papal audience by President Trump in May, the former press secretary was greeted by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sunday.

While visiting Italy with a group of legislators and politicians this week, Spicer got an audience with the Pope and was seen snapping photos of His Holiness and shaking his hand, a source confirmed to CNN.

Finally, Pope Francis presented the faithful with a way to keep the flame of love alive in their hearts.

Other photos showed Spicer later having a few private moments with the smiling Pope.

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Whether simply thoughtless or an intentional slight, Spicer's absence drew some sympathy from White House press corps members, who often had a contentious relationship with the former communications director and chief strategist of the Republican National Committee. And many commentators said they felt bad for Spicer, who attends Mass regularly and would have been deeply moved to meet the Pope.

The two appeared to bury the hatchet during their May meeting, when the pope joked with first lady Melania Trump about what she was feeding her husband.

While there, the pope received the group at the Vatican.

The group's annual meeting brings together lawmakers from across the world to discuss the promotion of Christian principles in politics.

God wants people to live with hope and joy - not bitterness - and to dream with him of a better world, Pope Francis said.

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