It’s Not A Feature. It’s A Bug.
It appears Francis spoke in front of an audience and, for the first time in many months, managed not to say anything unCatholic.
I am not surprised. The man is clearly lazy. So lazy, in fact, that he does not even bother to remember today what he said yesterday (cue the constant praise of tolerance, building bridges and the like and the persistent insults to everyone he does not like).
One who is so lazy that he does not care for a modicum of coherence will also be too lazy, at times, to insert some “off the cuff” heretical comment in the speeches written for him. He must have thought he would just go through the text and be done with it. Yerba Mate awaits.
This is the only way we get an orthodox Pope this day: when he can't be bothered to be unorthodox. In Francis orthodoxy is not a feature, it's a bug.
I wish him salvation. But I wish that the Church can be freed of this scourge soon, too.