I am not Catholic. This is primarily due to being born into families whose Protestant roots stretch back to prior to the Edict of Nantes and to the days of Henry VIII. We were early adopters all around, you see. Therefore, my opinions on matters relating to the Church should be taken with a grain of salt.
That said...yay, Pope Francis, for not being the same kind of curmudgeonly, Bronze-Age twit that his predecessors were. Doesn't the world have more to worry about than gay rights and abortion? Apparently, I'm not alone in thinking so.
Maybe now Catholicism will go back to feeding the hungry, tending the sick, and opposing the death penalty.
Or they'll covertly assassinate Il Papa. Nice popes have short lives. History bears this out.
BUT let's hope he's the exception!!!