After the murder of the French priest by ISIS, Francis could only utter platitudes. He went on record as declaring that he was against "every form of hatred." Well, so are many of us Everyman/Everywoman. Here is the coverage in the Daily Mail.
No wonder his voice is less heard and Donald Trump felt the need to say he is the voice of the people.
The tragedy here is that Francis started out strong. He was a fresh voice in Roman Catholicism. We listened. Our hearts softened. Then he embraced too many causes. And positioned and packaged them without much thought.
He wore out his American welcome even before he set foot in America. We believe in capitalism and his remarks indicated he didn't understand the system.
Soon enough when the world again experiences senseless loss of life, the Daily Mail et al. won't even bother to find out what Francis thinks.