5. People who gave the pope too much credit for saying very little. An Italian journal has published an interview with Pope Francis, in which he insists that the Church has had too much of an obsessive focus on gays and abortion and needs to work on being more welcoming. This has led a lot of people to get excited and declare Pope Francis VH1's Best Pope Ever. But let's not get carried away, like the pope in his hand-me-down 1984 Renault 4. Talk is cheap, and Pope Francis is a theologically conservative pope who doesn't support women's equality in church leadership, legal rights for gay couples, or reproductive rights. He's your standard issue pope, guys. In that context, saying "let's not talk about those things" seems like an opportunity to shy away from important changes the church could make, not the heroic act of a moderate. His car is pretty cool, though.

Advertising

 

Advertising