Not his personal opinion as opposed to teaching but that somehow his personal opinion differs from what he believes. Whenever Pope Francis is quoted as saying something not quite in line with Church teaching, it's common for people to compare him with Jesus and anyone who doesn't approve is denounced as a Pharisee. Pope Francis is head of the Vatican City State. He makes the laws. He doesn't have to worry that clearly expressing Church teaching will result in his losing his job. He isn't a wedding planner dreading that some day he will be faced with the choice of planning a homosexual wedding or being put out of business. He isn't a nurse or doctor being put under pressure to assist in an abortion or refer someone for an abortion. He isn't a social worker whose Catholic beliefs on homosexuality could get him fired. He isn't obliged to pay for insurance which includes cover for abortions. He isn't running an adoption service faced with being closed down for not giving babies to same sex couples. Yet he makes all these statement pandering to the world knowing full well that he is making life harder for faithful Catholics - both lay and religious. And we're supposed to believe that this is what Jesus would do? I think the time for excuses is over.