Everyone keeps telling us that Francis is so simple, and speaks the language of the people; in the sense that he talks to them in an immediate and direct way, a way they can easily understand and relate to.
Then when the very same Francis makes a mess of things (again! and again!) we are told the masses – and the press – did not understand what he said; because hey, if his words are dissected by a professional theologian he will find a way, with immense effort and many distinguos, to persuade himself that Francis was being orthodox, or otherwise fine. But you see, in reality Francis did not say what you and all your friends thinks, for the thirtieth time, he said. He said, in fact, the contrary; but it's complicated, you see…