Christian News Network reports:
The day before meeting with embattled Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, the Roman Catholic pontiff known as Francis met with a friend and former student who has been in a homosexual relationship for 19 years.
Yayo Grassi told reporters that he brought his partner, Iwan Bagus, and other friends to meet Francis during a private meeting last Wednesday. He told CNN this week that he had personally arranged the meeting with the pontiff, who was his former literature and psychology teacher at Inmaculada Concepción in Argentina.
“Three weeks before the trip, he called me on the phone and said he would love to give me a hug,” Grassi told the outlet. He said that Francis has known for some time that he is a homosexual, and met his partner once in Rome.