- Sep 6, 2018
The pope is entitled to hold an opinion, and perhaps even voice that opinion.The teachings of the Catholic Church haven't been altered by one whit under Francis (except the teaching on the death penalty).
Popes too have opinions. Sometimes they get it wrong.
But the Church itself recognised the danger centuries ago. It made a very wise rule that no pope can overturn rules made by the church and by previous popes on issues of dogma. In other words dogma applies throughout all time.