WSJ: 'Pope Francis is becoming an aggressive public player in secular politics, from the environment to economic policy. That carries risks, not for Francis alone, but for the papacy and the institution the pope leads...the pope has no control over whether he is co-opted into the political goals and strategies of others.'
'A TV commercial airing this week from NextGen Climate Action, funded by billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer, unfurls frightening images of wildfires and floods and ends with Francis waving and smiling at us over the words, “With compassion and love—Pope Francis.” It’s propaganda, but legitimate propaganda by current standards.'
'It is not possible to do this and be “above” politics. Everyone in politics is one of the boys, including the pope.'