Just pretend he wasn't the pope. Imagine that somebody is telling you about how somebody they cared about died (maybe their friend or family member). Now wouldn't you feel sorry if one of your friends came up to you and told you that their cousin died, or one of their other family members? This should be no different, if you don't like what the pope stood for, then don't even think about it. Treat him as a normal person. If you still don't care, then the fact that you're posting about it seems a little odd...
And no, I am not a "devout" catholic. I haven't been to church since I was around 3. I have friends who are extremely religious, and others who are aetheist and share the same beliefs (or lack of beliefs) as you.
Nothing I said here was pointed as a flame at anybody though. I respect everybody on this board.