Meanwhile, Pope Francis continues to confuse everybody and everything
Meanwhile, the Pope also met privately with a same-sex couple at the Vatican embassy. This meeting was at the Pope's instigation; the pontiff had called one of them on the telephone three weeks previously and asked to "give him a hug."
The signals from the Vatican these days are not only mixed, but change from day to day. Retroactively.
I think St. Paul put it rather well in 1 Corinthians 14:-8 (ESV): "If even lifeless instruments, such as the flute or the harp, do not give distinct notes, how will anyone know what is played? And if the bugle gives an indistinct sound, who will get ready for battle?" At this stage I don't know that anyone truly knows whether Pope Francis is playing a kazoo or a pipe organ, whether he's playing classical or jazz, or in what key.
Catholic bishops continue to debate this obscure point of musicology.