… Who called traditionalists rigid? Not the pope.
“Uniformists” who believe that everyone in the Church should be just like them. ”They are rigid!” said the Pope. “They do not have that freedom the Holy Spirit gives,” and they confuse what Jesus preached with their “own doctrine of uniformity.” Jesus never wanted the church to be so rigid, Pope Francis said. Such people “call themselves Catholics, but their rigid attitude distances them from the Church.” The Pope likened the “uniformists” to the early Christians who demanded that pagans become Hebrews before they could enter the Church, when this was not what God intended.
It’s really hard to stop all the polarizing if we can’t even get the simple facts straight.