|Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill (BBC)|
A group of Russian Catholics is demanding greater recognition from Pope Francis...Church leaders say the pope has ignored their appeals as he pursues closer ties with the Russian Orthodox Church, which is dominant in the country.Sorry, faithful followers, if it's you or a totalitarian regime, the choice is clear. Hope you like it under the bus.
Catholics in Ukraine accuse the pope of playing down Russian aggression toward their country in order to placate the Russian Orthodox Church.
some members of China’s underground Catholic church, who have remained loyal to Rome through more than half a century of persecution, worry the pope will betray their fidelity in pursuit of a deal with Beijing and the government-controlled official Catholic church there.
Note - Francis' take on a different political-economic system: Capitalism is "the dung of the devil" and "condemns and enslaves men and women."