Roscia is low level compared to Lombardi. A simple search establishes the facts: 1) the nuncio arranged for the Pope to meet with Kim Davis, among others, 2) the Pope did indeed met with her — as described by Fr. Lombardi below. Later on the plane back to Rome, the Pope pointed out the obvious moral principle that government employees have consciences and the right to use them. Here’s Lombardi’s statement from the Vatican Radio site:
“The brief meeting between Mrs. Kim Davis and Pope Francis at the Apostolic Nunciature in Washington, DC has continued to provoke comments and discussion. In order to contribute to an objective understanding of what transpired I am able to clarify the following points:
“Pope Francis met with several dozen persons who had been invited by the Nunciature to greet him as he prepared to leave Washington for New York City. Such brief greetings occur on all papal visits and are due to the Popes characteristic kindness and availability. The only real audience granted by the Pope at the Nunciature was with one of his former students and his family.
“The Pope did not enter into the details of the situation of Mrs. Davis and his meeting with her should not be considered a form of support of her position in all of its particular and complex aspects.”