OK, so you believe without a doubt that God hast been pleased to appoint Francis pastor over you that by word and example he may be of profit to you over whom he has been placed by God.
Then why do you reject God's guidance, His choice, His will for you and what pleases Him? Why do you not follow your local bishop and Francis in anything that you do?
It is good to remember that God not only allowed the heretic popes, but also all the heretical clergy and hierarchy, and we cannot forget to include all the heresy loving people who did not remain faithful, that is all those people who helped and continue to help spread their faithlessness and handed it down to their children and their children etc. re: Num 14:18.
God allows this crisis for the same reason He permits us to be tempted, namely, for the sake of our purification, for the sake of our proving to Almighty God that we are worthy of Him as he permits our enemies to rule the Church on earth for a little while.
But with all that, we know that the Church is not now nor will it ever be destroyed, not even heretical popes who are all hell bent on the Church's destruction can ever hope to destroy the Church.
In a nutshell, one of the reasons God permits heretical popes is to test our faith. God tests the faith of His people all the time so that we may prove to Him where our heart lies.
Consider Christ's miracle of the calming of the sea. The miracle where Christ, while asleep in the boat, made the sea become so rough that the Apostles, all veteran fishermen, all feared for their lives. Christ made the sea so rough that the Apostles thought the ship was about to break up and sink at any moment and they'd all drown. We are supposed to imagine this little ship to be the Church, tossed about during this crisis much more frightfully and furiously than it ever has been.
Just as God was in total control of the storm on the sea, God is fully in control of this crisis, everything is in the hands of God, absolutely everything - He has all power and is total control over this storm.
Keep the faith, there is hope.........
Snip from a sermon given by Fr. Wathen:
"...Furthermore that no matter how much tragedy with which history is strewn, Christ moves towards His glorious triumph. With His resurrection was the announcement that He would have his victory, when he emerged from the tomb, He proved that there was no force, no power greater than He. And he proved that if He was invincible, then that which He would establish is also invincible, namely His Church.
It really does not matter therefore that throughout history the Church suffer terrific blows, that it at times – and these times almost have always prevailed – that the Church suffer it’s terrible embarrassments, it’s setbacks.
Despite all this, despite all appearances and despite whatever losses, Christ is triumphing in the Church and He is proving His power, His invincibility and He is succeeding in doing what He came to the world to achieve and God the Father is fulfilling the purposes of His creation.
If it were not so He would never have created anything to begin with. If it could be, that Almighty God could set in motion anything out of which He could not draw whatever He wished, then He would never have done anything like that and He indeed would not be infinite in the first place.
We have it in our power to participate or we have it in our choice to be turned away, it is strictly within our choice and whatever grace is necessary is within our grasp..."