Most recently, Pope Francis has taken a position on the situation in Armenia. And the media have covered it. Here is one example.
But those who understand the dynamics of press understand that media presence doesn't necessarily translate into being able to be a game-changer.
As a thought leader, Pope Francis is able to get his thinking out there. He is clickbait.
But, does the institution he represents - the Roman Catholic Church - have enough influence any more to affect what happens or will happen in other nations?