The Pope takes his cues from the Gospel and the teachings of Christ. He doesn't really care about the politics of the situation.
It's really only interesting from the perspective of the American right vs. left paradigm (which in most other places would be the moderate left vs. less moderate left). You see it here in this thread with comments about the "left" having "Papal woodies." Their feelings are hurt that he's not one of them.
He certainly lives up to his namesake though.
"If you can't stand the way this place is, Take yourself to higher places!"
Break, By Three days grace