That's not what I said, and it wasn't based on wisdom. And your question borders on inane.
Supposedly, there are over 1 billion Muslim in the world. That's about 16.6%. There about 17.2% Catholics in the world.
Now how would you like it if every time some stupid Ayottoalh came into power, the US news media took up most of the news covering for weeks on end?
Yeah, I thought so...
Plus, the Pope is NOT the leader of any part of the world! He's only the spiritual leader of devout Catholics around the world. There's a big a difference.
So, yes. I'm not a Catholic, so this story less than of little importance to me a over 80% of the world. For those that do consider it important, there are numerous ways of keeping up to date.