Come on, why would a leftie care what the Pope thinks or any other religious leader?
They don't! They frequently make lame attempts to tell Catholics how THEY would like THEM to vote or what choices to make in politicks. Using as their props ups words of religious figures, and if the pope as this case might be is very vague and ambiguous in the way he expresses himself they just jump on those phrases and opinions with renewed vigor.
As for Catholics and Poles not giving a damn about him,
Geez, the pope have no say in anything else but religious dogmas while speaking officially ex-cathedra. Interviews, speeches, his opinions so on can be very well skipped and are skipped by the most people. If kids want to see the pope they are there mostly to see a symbol a head of their religion, it would not matter if somebody else was in his stead.
There are only few issues in todays politics that can be and are influenced by religious beliefs - most of them are not.
His blessing didn't work either. 3 months later they closed down the business.
Seems they are loaded regardless so might be that closed business was good for the salvation of their souls.