When Pope Francis comes to America September 22nd, a law school might stage a mock trial. The plaintiff will be human beings. The defendant God. The complaint is the deity's alleged negligent supervision of Francis.
Over the past few years, Francis, as a kind of issue gadfly, has become an alleged public nuisance.
He had extended forgiveness to women for abortions they see no reason to be forgiven for. According to their own values, they did nothing unethical or illegal.
He has castigated pet parents such as myself for opting for four-footer rather than two-footer offspring. It likely never occurred to this man that most of us could not afford to send the two-footers to enrichment classes after school, China between their junior and senior years in high school, and four-years of college at $50K a pop each year.
But, more generally, he is always pontificating about something. That's deja vu Fidel Castro's speeches which went on and on. Yes, it is not difficult to experience Francis as a public nuisance.
Since the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church holds that the Pope is infallible, who's responsible for his behavior? God, of course.
As for damages, we want some of the Vatican's wealth.