If the new pope is an anti-Commie, what is not to like.
He sounds pretty real world to me. I am not Catholic and will not be. But if he is an earthy Christian leader, I am cetainly supportive.
The Catholic Church leaders in several Central/South American countries for a long time have been leftist. There was a time in Nicaragua if you asked the quesion “where is the Catholic Church” the reply was “No one but the Communist go to the Catholic Church (Liberation Theology branch).”
Now understand that a lot of my Catholic friends (some family) are “Conservative” in every sense of the word.
My experience has been that most practicing Catholics are conservative.
Although you have many nutjobs that claim to be christians, if they are not Catholic they don't get assigned to any affiliation, nor do they generally claim one. They are just agnostics that like the trappings of Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and a church wedding. However, when these same people were baptised Catholic, they decide to continue claiming they are Catholic, while simultaneously denouncing the Church for its fundamental beliefs, "And they are authorities about it, because they are Catholic."
Absolutely true statement. Let the truth be known. However, almost no one is reporting. The MSM certainly won't touch it and those who know won't tell the truth.