Also the closing for good of the “cafeteria Catholic”, although that started under Benedict.
we are well served to remember the contributions - recognize I should say, of the two previous popes, in addition to the others, as we observe the practical implementation of their philosophies and their theological statements/studies.
They have laid the groundwork, and they were not politicians. They realized that others, including Pope Francis, whom they promoted and encouraged, will have different gifts for different times.
Our politicians would do well to be as statesmanlike and realize how long lasting and intergenerational their work (and destructive actions) is.