"Make this man a saint now, OK?"
John exaggerates, surely. On the other hand, when you have powerful cultural icons such as Elton John—that actively campaign against the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the moral theology of the Catholic Church, the Church’s defense of Christian marriage—extolling the Roman Pontiff and calling him “hero” and “saint”, quite obviously the world believes it has nothing to fear from Pope Francis. Equally obvious is the fact that the “most popular pope in history” is gaining popularity through unconventional means, to say the least.
Bottom line, what is the Holy Father trying to do? If these cultural liberal fans of the Holy Father are woefully mistaken and/or intentionally misrepresenting Francis' positions on basic moral questions, might it not be a good idea for the most off-the-cuff Pope in history to find a way to clarify how so and in what sense? Because at this point, let's face it, Elton John and the rest of the world seem genuine in their fulsome praise of Pope Francis. In this case, in fact, they are merely showing appreciation for the Pope's unprecedented and now-famous question: Who am I to judge?
Indeed, this is what Elton John has been saying for years: "Who the hell is the pope to judge me?"
Bottom line: Who's to blame for the fact that the whole world now believes the Catholic Church is on the verge of surrendering to the homosexual agenda? Elton John?