Sean Spicer was left out of the group that met the Pope on Wednesday.
The President's trip to the Vatican, instead, featured a small entourage, mostly including family members, as well as a few members of his staff.
But Spicer, a devout Catholic, was left off the list of invitees.
While the exclusion of Trump officials like Kellyanne Conway, Steve Bannon, and Reince Priebus was somewhat expected, the exclusion of Spicer drew some shock.
Spicer has been very vocal in the past about his Catholic faith, appearing on CNN with ashes on his forehead for Ash Wednesday, and even saying about his job as press secretary, "I'm going to look to God every day to give me the strength to do what's right. That's all you can ask for is to get up and say, 'Can I do this thing?' Help guide me and ask Him for strength."
Some felt bad for Spicer:
According to White House officials, both the Vatican and the Trump administration had agreed to limit the number of staffers who would be attending.
The list going in was as follows:
But a few staffers gave up their spots to Catholic staffers prior to the meeting:
Many view the decision to leave Spicer off the list as a sign that the President is scaling back Spicer's role as press secretary, among other aspects of his communications team.
Perhaps Spicer will be permanently left off the roster in coming weeks. Time will tell.