Sure sounds like it. In a court of law you can't convict anyone on circumstantial evidence and hearsay, but in view of the pope's style and the bizarre carryings on at the Vatican, it is entirely plausible that he believes himself to be the autocrat of the Church. Ironic, ain't it, since liberal churchmen are always talking about shared authority with the bishops?
I've had many a liberal pastor who surrounded himself with church council laity with the appearance of their having a real say in the activities of the parish. The reality, however, was that these pastors were the most tyrannical I ever experienced. As long as a parishioner was pushing Father's agenda he got the green light, but let the K of C want to put up a memorial to the unborn or the parishioners want to promote sidewalk counseling at a local abortion mill and advertise in the bulletin and the long swords came out. Too divisive.
Shall we recommit to praying for the pope, the magisterium, pastors, and all priests. They are under constant attack by the enemy. We need them and they need our prayers. Our Lady, Queen of the clergy, pray for them.