Is the pope Catholic?
I guess technically, he is.
But does he really uphold Catholic values?
From the NYT:
Rebuffed by Vatican, Pompeo Assails China and Aligns
With Popes Critics
Pope Francis declined to see Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is demanding a harder Vatican line on China. The Holy See said meeting just before a U.S. election would be inappropriate.
By Jason Horowitz and Lara Jakes
Sept. 30, 2020, 7:26 p.m. ET
ROME Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently published a sharp letter excoriating the Vaticans plans to renew an agreement with the Chinese government on Church operations in China. He promoted the article in a tweet, concluding, The Vatican endangers its moral authority, should it renew the deal.
An indignant Vatican took the article more as a calculated affront than a diplomatic gesture. The friction broke into the open on Wednesday as Mr. Pompeo arrived in Rome and met with prelates and others who are hostile to Pope Francis, while the Vatican denied him a meeting with the pontiff and rebuffed his efforts to derail the deal with China....
Maybe the pope is too busy these days trying to deal with all the dioceses in the U.S. that are going bankrupt due to having to pay out on successful lawsuits brought against priests for sexual abuse to meet with Pompeo.
Not the best bet to wager....