Big surprise? Not if, like me, you were educated by jesuits and jesuit institutions, in my case, high school, college, med school, law school.
They are commies in black robes now. The leadership of the Catholic church adheres to socialist ideology, even the sordid aspects.
Environmentalism is a an effective tool for advancement of the socialist cause–Pope Karl is not playing–he is a hard-nosed socialist with a smirk.
I noticed he had a smirk like John Roberts–I wonder if Satan or Lenin displayed a smirk? I am reminded of an observation made by Historian Edward Gibbon of Saracen Warrior Leaders “they were only seen to smile on the day of Battle” so what is the meaning of the smirk of the political person? By smirk I mean the two muscle smile that is put on. Often leaves the teeth covered. Sincere? I don’t think so.
The general problem of this empty headed man is discussed by Jon Last. Some things he has done and said indicaes the Holy Roman Catholic Church has its own Manchurian Candidate problem: