Exorcised From Trump, Spicer Finally Meets the Pope

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Giovanna Coia, with the White House press office, left, hands a note to White House press secretary Sean Spicer as he meets with the media during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, on March 13, 2017.Andrew Harnik / AP file

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By Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Sean Spicer finally got to meet the Pope.

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.

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.

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 announced his resignation last month, but remains on the White House payroll through the end of August.