Pope Francis is only 16 years older than me. However His Holiness is ordained a priest only 11 years longer than me.
His latter years in the seminary was a time of constant confusion, change and chaos. Combine this with a political culture in Argentina and South America which is constantly in flux and chaos and you get a person who thinks life is meant to be confused and in constant chaos.
However, it is also clear that Pope Francis drank the post-Vatican II "spirit of Vatican" koolaide and liked it and never looked back.
I can resonate with that because I drank the very same koolaide, was taught by the very same liberation theology theologians and had instilled in me that the spirit of Vatican II was a gift to the Church of the God of surprises! Yes, this term, the God of Suprises is a manipulation used by the revolutionaries of the spirit of Vatican II a faux infallibility or neo-infallibility to justify such an outrageous spirit.
I honestly thought that in the 1970's seminary I was living the Church of the future, the Church of the 2000's and that when I was ordained, my calling was to lead people forward to this Church of the Future, with women clergy, no patriarchy and a liturgy creatively designed by the local community which was and is the real Church. We would be a poor Church for the poor.
Pope Francis seems opposed to women priests, but who really knows. He doesn't strike me as a liturgical revolutionary either but he clearly has a disdain for the liturgy of the Church prior to Vatican II, a sort of self-hatred.
I don't agree with everything in this synopsis from 1 Peter 5, but so much of it is true!