Pope Francis is only trying to halt the decline of the Catholic Church. He is intelligent enough to discern that the Catholic Church is losing adherents because of its obsolete ideas. Abortion, divorce, gay sexuality, and even the use of benign drugs, just like alcoholism, are now being accepted by the public as belonging to individual or human rights and freedom of choice. Francis’s concern is mostly the survival of the Church, so it could maintain the lavish and comfortable lifestyles of the church patriarchs, priests and the conservative ruling elites in Catholic countries like the Philippines. If he is really sincere, he should give up the riches of the Vatican and the church, and give these riches to the poor who continue proliferating in numbers. In that way he would be doing what Christ preached about the rich entering heaven only if they had given all they have to the poor.