You probably have read in the secular media within the past couple of days about the extensive interview Pope Francis granted over the course of three meetings during the last month in Rome. He spoke at length with Antonio Spadaro, S.J., editor in chief of La Civilta Cattolica, the Italian Jesuit journal. The interview was done in Italian, the text of which was approved by the Vatican and then an English version produced by five independent experts and published in America.
In this interview, Pope Francis is unusually direct and candid. I have no doubt that many will start quoting him out of context and with misunderstanding. He speaks of many things, including abortion, homosexuality, contraception and other moral issues.
Please read the entire text of the interview and not just bits and pieces. You need to read it all if you wish to understand what our Holy Father is so admirably describing.
The Holy Father is pointing us toward living out orthodox teachings in a pastoral manner.