Pope Francis is changing the subject. Good for him. The Church may be right on a number of issues on which modern society has strayed like lost sheep It will do no good to harp upon secondary- and tertiary-level doctrines until people recover the essential message, which is of God’s redeeming love for man. As Tolstoy said: “All that I ever learned, I learned through love”.
“I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds.”
I liked Benedict too, for different reasons. I am just grateful that a succession of heads of the world’s largest Church are actual believing Christians. Sometimes the light gets through the cracks. I wish I could be so sure about the Anglican Church.