The view of this writer is his own. Pope Francis will always champion Christ because that is more important than the poor. Yes helping the poor is honourable but not at the expense of worship due to Jesus and remembering all that he did for us which includes his Mother’s role in Salvation History. The Pieta is kept in a place where all can see it and marvel in God’s work.
Perhaps the writer forgot about : Matthew 26
While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 11 The poor you will always have with you,[a] but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
Nothing should supercede the Gospel. God must be worshipped first and foremost and not at the expense of some personal opinion. Let’s not lose focus of the big picture. The Gospel must be preached, the poor served with Love and people strengthened by the Sacraments.
So the poor cannot supercede Christ.
Yes the poor will always be important to the Church but Jesus’ commandments should be first and foremost.