What we do know is that St.John of the Cross was thrown into prison and beaten by his fellow Carmelite monks for trying to ‘reform’ the blatant excesses that existed in his day.
What we do know is that Pope Francis gave a very stern teaching to all of us, including the clergy on March 14, 2013.
For we see them going about seeking in him their own consolations and satisfactions, loving themselves very much, but not loving him very much by seeking his bitter death and trials. I am referring to those who believe themselves his friends, not to those who live withdrawn and far away from him, people of extensive learning and high repute, and many others living elsewhere in the world, anxious about their pretensions and rank. These people, we can affirm, do not know Christ. How prosperous the end of their lives may seem, it will be in fact most bitter to them. On judgment day they will be spoken of, for they are the ones to whom we should first speak this word of God. (Acts 13:46)
St. John of the Cross, Book II, Chaper 7, The Ascent of Mt. Carmel
"When we walk without the Cross, and when we build without the Cross, and when we profess Christ without the Cross, we are not the disciples of the Lord. We are worldly, we are bishops, priests, cardinals, Popes, but not disciples of the Lord…
From the first homily of Pope Francis, March 14, 2013
It would not surprise me if Pope Francis has a few enemies, even as Jesus spoke of John the Baptist:
**What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who wear soft clothing are in kings’ houses. What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. **
Let’s not forget that Cardinal Bergoglio did not want to become Pope, but he may have been unknowingly chosen to be a reproving prophet.
The Peace of God be with you.