When one wants to be a spiritual leader and a politician at the same time, they must maintain an appeal to everyone. If or when they offend the majority, their role and influence as the latter becomes ineffective. Thus our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ never appealed to the political powers of His day, or tried to instruct them in their business which is in, of, and concerning the powers that be of this world. The papacy continually chooses the exact opposite course of action in relation to the same. Therefore, he must make statements pleasing to the majority in and of this world, not bible believing Christians.
Mt 22:17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? 21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's. 22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.