Pope Francis appears to me to be a very humble servant of God.
Ive got no dog in this fight except that my wife is Catholic, but this whole humility, servant-of-God thing doesnt square well when one has worked their way up the hierarchy of one of the most powerful, wealthy, often venal, organizations in the history of hard-ball Machiavellian politics, then puts down Capitalism in favor of the sort of feel-good propaganda that the Marxists always rely on.
“I’d not put much credence in statements of the unenlightened, calling him a leftist”
The writer seemed to be more “enlightened” about the context of Zacchaeus in Luke 19 than did the Roman Catholic Pope. In fact, the Roman Catholic Pope seems to have felt free to totally mischaracterize Zaccgaues to make his point. If your use of scripture is not true to the context in scripture then your argument is not true to the scripture either - regardless of well intentioned (or not) arguments.