PopeWatch suspects that in 2014 Pope Francis will lose most of his new found leftist admirers. The process is underway:
On the heels of a leading gay magazine naming Pope Francis its Person of the Year, the pontiff is reportedly “shocked” over a proposal to legalize adoption for same-sex couples in Malta.
Bishop Charles Scicluna of Malta condemned adoption by same-sex couples in his Christmas sermon, according to the Telegraph.
Thing is, Scicluna met Pope Francis on December 12 and told the Times of Malta: “We discussed many aspects… and when I raised the issue that’s worrying me as a bishop [the right for gay couples to adopt] he encouraged me to speak out.”
The Times of Malta said the Pope was “shocked” over the legislation; the Telegraph indicated that Bishop Scicluna’s sermon seemed delivered at Pope Francis’ prompting.
Go here to The Blaze to read the rest. While in Argentina Pope Francis was very much a culture warrior on the issues of homosexual marriage and the “right” of homosexuals to adopt. The cultural issues, especially abortion and gay marriage, are the holiest of holies for the left. Leftists who looked kindly on the Pope assumed from his statements that he was going to soft pedal these issues while assuming a leftist stance on economics. If that turns out not to be the case, PopeWatch predicts that Pope Francis will receive much the same bile from the left that most leftists heaped on Pope Benedict. We shall see.