Pope Francis addresses Congress.

Pope Francis addresses Congress.

Pope Francis said on Monday, his departure day from America, the right of “conscientious objection” ought to be part and parcel of every government worker’s claim to rights, a late-hour seeming stamp of support for Kentucky clerk Kim Davis.

Davis went to jail for five days for refusing to abide a judge’s order to issue same-sex marriage licenses. She’s now facing a new legal challenge because she’s removed her name from licenses used for “gay” couples, and sent them out instead in her deputy’s name.

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Her case has ignited a firestorm among homosexual activists and First Amendment defenders, but on Monday, the pontiff seemed to side with Davis.

“Conscientious objection must enter into every judicial structure because it is a right,” he said to reporters, while flying home to Rome on the heels of a 10-day stop in America, Reuters reported.

He went on, the Hill reported: “I can’t have in mind all cases that can exist about conscientious objection but yes, I can say that conscientious objection is a right that is a part of every human right. And if someone does not allow others to be a conscientious objector, he denies a right. Otherwise, we would end up in a situation where we select what is a right, saying, ‘This right has merit, this one does not.'”

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Davis, from Rowan County, has also received substantial support for her religious-based fight from the likes of presidential hopefuls Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz.

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