A string of good popes!
In recent memory, all of the occupants of the Chair of St. Peter have been virtuous, good, even saintly men.
Only the naïve will consider that statement a “no-brainer.” Why? Because this has not always been the case.
We have had more than one bad pope! There are books written on them! We have had drunks, philanderers, tyrannical, bloodthirsty rogues whose exploits would make a truck driver blush.
Come to think about it, the first one, St. Peter, was no gem, as he denied even knowing Jesus, three times, at the very moment the Lord could most have…