I think it is truly fascinating, almost spiritual, to see so many folks hear different things in what the Pope said. The same words are taken individually to mean specific things.
I think Jesus would say, the words are heard as a reflection of the individual who hears them.
Jesus said ‘Sin no more’. Why couldn’t the Pope have said-plainly-” If you are homosexual and PRACTICE homosexuality you CANNOT be a priest. If you break the vow of celibacy you willingly took- you are NO LONGER a priest.”? Straight talk-no ambiguity.
All that I'm doing is applying basic reading skills and God-given common sense to what both the Pope said and what the Holy Scriptures say.
On the other hand, I think that it is appropriate to give the Pope the opportunity clarify what he said concerning this issue.