The hoof in mouth aspect of this papacy has attracted the attention of the BBC:
The examples cited by the BBC aren’t very good and only a few of them are truly gaffes. However, it is significant that the mainstream media is taking note of the ability of Pope Francis to drop the opposite of bon mots virtually every week. Everyone makes gaffes, but few of us not named Joe Biden are as gaffe prone as Pope Francis. To counteract this he should use prepared texts as much as possible. Since he has not done so up to this point, I do not expect him to do so. At 78 it is probably expecting too much for him to change his style. Next time perhaps the Holy Spirit might help the Conclave to choose a Pope who knows the virtues of silence?