Anthony is correct when he says the Holy Ghost does not choose the pope. Men do, and sometimes they are not with the HG when always obligated so to be.
I had to research “blessed Imeldas”. Even though Blessed Imelda Lambertini was only eleven years old when she died, she was named “The Protectress Of First Holy Communicants” by Pope St. Pius X. Francis said not all young priests need to be blessed Imeldas. A few weeks in the confessional would change that. What is this pope thinking?
Yes, sometimes we lay people do family chats about what happens there, not cataloging sins, just saying things like,
“How did it go?”
“I’m still alive.”
The Catholic Church is four times the size of the USA. There are Catholic doomsayers and non-Catholic conservatives/conspiratorialists out there who are against us. Have I ever prophesied doom? Ignore them and the pope. The path is narrow.