Pope Francis ... is ... Catholic!
Actually - the story goes like this:
In his letter to Card. Brandmüller, Pope Francis explicitly cites Pope Benedict XVI pontificate-defining address in 2005 to the Roman Curia in which he spoke about the “hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture” (e.g., the Karl Rahner crowd and their descendants, still active today) and the “hermeneutic of reform”, or “hermeneutic of continuity”.
In this explicit reference Francis is aligning himself with Benedict and that key moment and concept underlying Benedict’s pontificate. - What?
"Francis is aligning himself with Benedict..."
What the ____?
Who would have ever thunk it? Huh?
The Successor of Peter, the Successor of Benedict XVI, Pope Francis, is Catholic.