I know. But it's how he reacted to the conscription that really matters, and I hesitate to take his brother's word on that, considering the obvious bias inherent there.
This is an exciting time for the Church. If they choose the right kind of Pope, they can go a long way to updating their antiquated positions on certain subjects to align with modern knowledge. Much like the Republican party, how they proceed from here can either sink or swim their standing on the world stage.