This pope seems to tend to speak first and think later - or perhaps he simply does not yet understand how his words will get twisted. I’m not sure. I also think he - like the previous three or four popes - doesn’t know too much about how economics actually works. I also think he tends to assume too much goodness on the part of governments. I would agree with you on all of that without any hesitation.
This pope seems to tend to speak first and think later - or perhaps he simply does not yet understand how his words will get twisted.
What concerns me most of all is that, after some interview or comments from the pope, I can never really be sure just what he really did mean us to understand from his words. It seems that no matter how simple the question or situation he manages to issue a statement that can always be understood as meaning any number of usually quite contradictory things, and among which there is never a particularly good reason to assume one over the other. What teaching value is there in that? Don't get me wrong, I am sure he is sincere and all that, but that doesn't really make the situation any better.