Sean Spicer finally got to meet the pope.
Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirms the former White House press secretary attended a meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday.
The audience was part of an annual meeting of the International Catholic Legislators Network, which gathers lawmakers from across the world.
In this Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks up the steps of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington. Spicer finally got to meet the Pope. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirms the former White House press secretary attended a meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Vatican Radio posted photographs of the event on its Facebook page. One photo shows Spicer in the front row, taking photos of the pope with his phone.
Spicer, who is Roman Catholic, had been left off a list of White House officials who had the chance to meet with Pope Francis in May when Trump visited the Vatican.
Spicer announced his resignation last month, but remains on the White House payroll through the end of August.
The Vatican confirmed former White House press secretary Sean Spicer met Pope Francis Sunday
FILE – In this May 24, 2017 file-pool photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Sean Spicer finally got to meet the Pope. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke confirms the former White House press secretary attended a meeting with Pope Francis on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Spicer, who is Roman Catholic, had been left off a list of White House officials who had the chance to meet with Pope Francis in May when Trump visited the Vatican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool, File)
It was taken as a major slight when Trump left Spicer off the list for his own papal audience.
America The Jesuit Review published photos of Spicer meeting the Pope.
The pope told the gathering of legislators politicians should build bridges, not walls.
“The laws that you promulgate and apply ought to build bridges between different political perspectives: even when they respond to precise ends ordered to the promotion of greater care for the defenseless and the marginalized, especially the many who are constrained to leave their countries; and when they are in order to favor a correct human and natural ecology,” he said.
Trump blasted the pope during the 2016 campaign, calling him ‘very political’ after the Argenina-born Pope Francis said anyone who wants to build a wall is ‘not Christian.’
Spicer, a devout Catholic, was reportedly furious after he got lift the first time at the last minute.
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At the time, as at other junctures of his tenure, he was being watched as a possible early casualty of the Trump administration.
The group that did get to go included first lady Melania Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and other State officials, longtime press advisor Hope Hicks, body man Keith Schiller, and Dan Scavino, White House director of social media.
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner also got to meet the pope, who blessed rosary beads presented by Melania Trump.
Spicer resigned his post in late July after Trump hired Anthony Scaramucci.
Scaramucci was out within days after place a profane late-night call to a reporter.