I think he is. Some don’t. I thought I would start posting examples of people being evidently confused by the messages being sent by Pope Francis:
“You may argue that the bible tells you to go to church and observe the sabbath and by not doing so I can’t stake a claim in living as a catholic is intended too. Or just by believing and practicing on my own terms is not ok, and that’s alright. To each his own. Society has evolved and the practice of religion should evolve along with it if retaining the younger generation is to happen. Which is why I admire the philosophies and teachings of Pope Francis. I can relate to what he says and am constantly in awe at how he has identified with current society and adapted the scripture to today’s context. His lenten message was no different to the way I lead my life on a daily basis, and all that is essentially part of what the bible asks you to do in the first place.”
“A Perspective on Faith,” Notes on Mirrors blog, April 18, 2016.
“Reducing the stigma around divorced couples is not the church saying divorce is okay. It’s the church’s way of adapting to the changing family values and definitions of what it means to be a family.
“Francis … recognized that life isn’t always perfect. Sometimes marriages just don’t work out, but these couples are now encouraged to continue to be an active member of the church and to receive the nourishment from the Eucharist.
“So that’s a leap forward in one aspect of family life.”
Rosie Kean, “The Definition of Family is Evolving But Will the Church Evolve with It?,” The Writer’s Bloc blog, April 18, 2016.