Pope Francis is a holy man. He is exactly the type of man you would want to preside at your child’s wedding, or your parent’s funeral. He has a real pastoral presence and manifests great love for humanity.
He cares for the poor, has condemned antisemitism and affirmed the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. For these things we should rejoice and be glad.
But as holy as he is, Pope Francis is not currently providing the intellectual leadership needed to defend Christianity and its adherents against the onslaught of jihad.