In fact, Francis is closely aligned with conservative Republican ideology; particularly in his position on addressing poverty and social issues such as homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, and women's rights.
Pope Francis has declared that evolution and the Big Bang are facts, no longer to be debated, saying of evolution:
When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so.
The Pope warned that "when a Christian becomes a disciple of the ideology, he has lost the faith: he is no longer a disciple of Jesus."
It seems as if Pope Francis has no problems with atheists, but his other rhetoric suggests otherwise.
The Catholic Church has sicced the Inquisition on the nuns of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious: Buggery be damned: these women are getting uppity!
You live in a modern world only because you have insisted on living in a modern world, not because the Church has ever agreed to or condoned it, but simply because since the Enlightenment they haven't been able to do anything about it