Archbishop Volokolamskij Ilarion, now head of the Division of External Ecclesistical Connections of the Moskow Patriarchiate has recently said:
The current Pope of Rome in his utterances does not aim always to be politically correct. Precisely therefore his utterances sometimes create a shock in western society. People are not there accustomed to the head of a Church openly speaking traditional position of the church. We view this change in the position of Catolic Church as a positive event - because in fact a hierarch of church, much less head of the largest christian church should not be accustomed to use of politically correct language. He should speak that which his church teaches.