The idea, that for traditionalists, Pope Francis is the worst possible choice, is misguided; things could have been much worse for them. The Church might have been shaped by Jesus of Nazareth, Who wore dirty scruffy clothes and criticised the High Priests for their ostentation, as well as having disciples who were equally socially undesireable. When preaching, He showed a lack of respect for the usual arcane theological language and instead spoke about shepherds and lost sheep or seeds falling on stoney ground, all very intellectually inferior stuff. Ultimately in the company of HIs disciples, He transformed bread and wine into His own Body and Blood for all His followers and did it without a single word of Latin. It would be enough to give any right-thinking traditionalist, apoplexy.

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