A petition to His Holiness the Pope to grant a papal audience to Sean Spicer

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We the undersigned wish to petition Your Holiness to grant a papal audience to White House Sean Spicer, as a compassionate act of healing.

Your Holiness may not have been aware that when you met with president Trump and his entourage, that a single person had been excluded by the president in an apparent act of punishment. That person was Sean Spicer.

Sean Spicer is a deeply devout Roman Catholic, so much so that when he held a press briefing last Ash Wednesday he appeared still wearing his cross of ashes. Friends of Sean Spicer say that meeting Your Holiness would have fulfilled one of his life's dreams, that he had told them it was on his "bucket list" and that he was very much looking forward to the experience. Unfortunately, at the last possible moment, the president singled him out for exclusion, apparently over his unhappiness over the negative press he has been receiving. And to make this personally and publically obvious and embarrassing, the president included in the entourage White House staff both directly above and directly below Sean in the White House organizational structure.

We wish to assure Your Holiness that this petition is apolitical and nonpartisan. Some of us are people of faith; some are not. Some of us are Roman Catholics; some are not. Some of us are members of Sean Spicer's political party; some are not. What unites us is our belief that it is fundamentally unfair for anyone to be deprived of a meeting with the head of their faith tradition as a form of punishment by their boss. And we are united in our understanding that Your Holiness is a just and compassionate faith leader who seeks to bring healing to the broken people and a broken world. 

For these reasons, we ask Your Holiness to prayerfully consider extending to Sean Spicer, along with his family and closest friends, an invitation to a Papal audience. 



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