Spicer Finally Get an Audience With the Pope

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer finally met the pope, after being blocked from attending a White House audience with the pontiff in May.

Spicer met with Pope Francis in Rome over the weekend as part of a group of legislators and politicians with the International Catholic Legislators Network, Politico reported Tuesday.

Spicer, a devout Catholic, told reporters that he was excited to meet the pope during the Trump administration's trip to the Vatican in May. Spicer said at the time that he had brought rosaries to be blessed.

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But, according to the White House, the Vatican asked for the delegation to be limited in size. Those who met Francis included National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as well as longtime Trump aides Hope Hicks, Dan Scavino, and Keith Schiller.

Spicer was conspicuously absent.

Spicer resigned as press secretary in late July, largely in response to the hiring of subsequently-fired White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. He has remained in the administration in a transitionary capacity, helping new press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders into the role. His last day is Aug. 31.