After all, the interactions among global leaders create the platforms on which financial transactions play out. And in taking on Donald Trump, Pope Francis showed he is not as astute as the media had presented him as.
Now that it is looking more and more like The Donald will be the GOP nominee, Francis is looking like he's finished. As Americans become more frightened about the American economy, they are more apt to vote for the conservative Trump versus the liberal Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. That will leave the Vatican out in the cold.
President Trump likely won't allow Francis to have a presence in his America. There will be no more gadfly pontificating on the evils of capitalism or the rules of the road on contraception and abortion.
As is his performance art genius, Trump will position and package Francis as a doddering old man out of touch with economic, cultural, and social realities. End of that story.