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Letter: Don't misunderstand pope-clerk meeting

Pope Francis speaks during the flight back to

Pope Francis speaks during the flight back to Rome and the Vatican on Sept. 28, 2015. He characterized the welcome from New York City as "exuberant." Credit: Getty Images / Tony Gentile

The writer of "Disappointed that pope met Kim Davis" [Oct. 11] shouldn't feel so bad that Francis met the Kentucky clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

I've seen this kindhearted pope on television speaking with convicts, shaking their hands and offering a private moment of counsel to each. It doesn't mean he endorses their behavior.

Craig T. Robertson, Huntington Station

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