I get a little tired of people who take it upon themselves to be the Pope's personal PR agent. We have a pontiff who is almost completely incapable of communicating clearly or clarifying his own remarks, unless there's a liberal backlash or a prominent conservative attacks him (thinking Kim Davis and Donald Trump, respectively.)
It'd be one thing if there was clear evidence the Pope was taken out of context, but that's rarely it. Instead the game seems to be that we're supposed to read the Pope in some context, any context, to make him not be delivering a very blatant slight to orthodox Catholics. (Who seem, I note, to be literally the only group the Pope has any criticism for.) And sometimes these people end up with egg on their faces, like during the communist cross incident where everyone pointed to a mistaken sneer on the Pope's face as a sign that he didn't like the cross. Then when he talked about how great it was, they all went silent. God forbid they let it sink in that no, the Pope doesn't necessarily follow their script.
And so long as I'm ranting, a note. Yes, Christ did hang out with tax collectors and prostitutes. So did Ted Kennedy. Do people forget that sometimes the guy who shows an unusual interest in getting to know every whore in town isn't a preacher but a freaking whoremonger?