Kim Davis says she met with the Pope who told her to ‘stay strong’

Adamant homophobe-come-jailbird Kim Davis has claimed she met with the Pope during his trip to the US.

The Rowan County clerk, who served five days in jail for contempt of court, has continually ignored court orders instructing her to stop discriminating against gays.

Her lawyer, Mat Staver, of the homophobic Liberty Counsel, said Davis’ meeting with Pope Francis lasted ten minutes, and that only she and her husband were in attendance.

He also said photos were taken and will be released.

“I was humbled to meet Pope Francis. Of all people, why me?” Davis said in a statement.

“Pope Francis was kind, genuinely caring, and very personable. He even asked me to pray for him. Pope Francis thanked me for my courage and told me to ‘stay strong.'”

The Vatican has not confirmed or denied the claims.

“We do not confirm nor deny the story. There will be no statement,” said Ciro Benedittini, a Vatican spokesman.

Staver, earlier this week admitted a picture he shared of a ‘Kim Davis solidarity’ rally in Peru was completely fake.

Pope Francis also spoke out in favour of Davis during his trip to the US.

Despite an early ‘who am I to judge’ PR blitz attempting to bolster his image, the Pope is yet to lift any of the actively homophobic and transphobic policies of his predecessors.

Proposals to ‘reach out’ to gay people were scrapped by the Church last year – and despite suggestions that the plans would return at a 2015 Synod, it soon became clear the Church has no plans to discuss the matter again.