Concern among traditionalists began building soon after Francis was elected this spring. Who is Pope Francis to judge? By Brad Hirschfield He’s the pope. Isn’t that part of his job? If not him, then who? Pope Francis calls for inclusion of gays in society, saying he has no right to ‘judge’ By Elizabeth Tenety Francis’s brief papacy has been marked by the candor of his comments on atheism, poverty and now, homosexuality.