This is what it looks like in spite of all the apologetics that are going on surrounding the pope’s declaration that even atheists are redeemed and the vatican explaining what he should have meant.
It is appropriate that he is named Francis, after Saint Francis… a simple, humble man of the earth in touch with people and nature with a keen sense of common sense justice.
But what happens now is the vatican must scurry about correcting his statements. His simple, humane wisdom must be theologized to fall in line with the edicts.
The pope will continue making generous proclamtions out of the meekness of his heart, but the vatican will follow not far behind to martial them back in line with its tradition.
That’s just my take.