Maybe he’s too nice and not cynical enough like me to realize what you said about Kleptocrats.
What this is all about is that, like it or not, the Pope needs to be a bit more media savvy.
His words have a lot more power than he may or may not realize.
I agree that he needs to be more careful, because anything that can be misinterpreted most definitely will be misinterpreted, probably intentionally.
The media and the left (one and the same, alas) have an idea of what they want to hear him say, and even if he doesn’t say anything remotely like that, they’ll find a couple of words that they can interpret to their liking.
And of course, note that nothing he said about protecting life from conception to natural death, about the culture of death being imposed on the world, about freedom, etc. was mentioned at all.
I think he’s learning; I doubt that he is enjoying the experience, because he probably did trust the press too much if only because they flattered him by making him a media hero right out of the gate (because they hated BXVI so much).