OK, I know I'm just a Jew, but it seems to me that this Pope is really changing the optics of the position, he is purposely projecting a very human image to the public.
Isn't that the way it should be? The Pope is a human after all.
He seems like the kind of Pope you'd want to have a coffee or beer with.
NEVER THOUGHT I'D HEAR MYSELF SAY THAT!!
Other Popes (not Pope John Paul II, the Awesome Communist Fighter, I'd buy him a beer also and give him a hug) also had that more earthly feeling, but the current Pope has really shaken things up.