This is the standard modernist tactic.
Feed the conservative pigeons every now and then with some red meat to get them to ignore how he undermines his own faith in other ways.
Stupid conservatives fall for this tactic all the time.
Last I checked, the papacy was not an American political position.
Catholicism is growing in Latin countries and in African countries.
It is waning in the West and that means Europe and America, yet these countries think they are the center of even the Catholic Universe.
And that the Catholic Church follows their political law; that it is a democrat organization subject to change like the American one.
No. It has existed as it does for 2,000 years. It dows not emulate the much younger and secular American system.
It is a silly notion that never coms true and it is not true.