a recent Gallup poll, Pope Francis' favorable rating drops in U.S..
The New York Post is reporting that US support for Pope Francis plummets. Politico says Pope Francis' approval rating nosedives among conservatives, while one news site reports that Pope Francis' approval rating dips in U.S..
At The Washington Post, religion reporter, Michelle Boorstein makes an attempt at explaining why Pope Francis is actually becoming less popular in the U.S.. She gets it partly right.
The answer is pretty simple and straight forward. Pope Francis is being viewed less favorably because the folks in the U.S. - both Liberal and Conservative - are finally realizing that the Pope really is Catholic.
The Liberals looked highly on Pope Francis in the beginning, because for some insane reason, they expected him to abandon Church teachings on married priests, same sex "marriage", and women in the priesthood. I'm sure some even believed he would eventually allow "married" gay and lesbian and transgender priests.
Conservatives are unhappy with the Pope because he expresses Catholic views on the environment, materialism and greed.
The Pope speaks the truth and this makes people on the Left and the Right uncomfortable. It's really no more complicated than that.