Here is a Teaching that is New...
Has anyone ever heard previous papal teaching suggesting that when the Lord appears to be angry with his disciples that He was only 'pretending'?
It is a strange thing for the Vicar of Christ to say and opens up a range of questions regarding when Our Lord was being serious with His disciples and when He was 'pretending'.
My understanding of Church's understanding of the Gospel accounts of the Lord Jesus and His interaction with His Apostles and disciples was that there was no pretense in Him. There was nothing fake, deceitful or anything that could be interpreted as 'pretense' in the Lord Jesus Christ. Not before all ages, no then, not now, not ever.
I do wish the Holy Father would take more care over his homilies. Even the notion of the Lord Jesus 'pretending' or 'faking' anything would lead faithful Catholics loyal to His Holiness to say, 'Here is a teaching that is new...'
For if the Lord 'pretended' to be angry at times in His ministry on Earth, what else would He have 'pretended' to His Apostles and disciples?