Quite frankly when I heard about this last night, I remarked that the Pope is a politician, not a theologian. Furthermore, when the Pope was known as Joey Ratz, he was the PR/spin guy/Karl Rove for the Vatican.
ROME Apr 13, 2006 (AP)— Pope Benedict XVI Thursday recounted the Biblical betrayal of Jesus by Judas, calling the apostle a double-crosser for whom "money was more important than communion with Jesus, more important than God and his love."
The delightful Mark Morford asks, "how does the new and improved Judas story pinch the ass of our collective mythology?" Read it here: The Bible's All Wrong, Again
The surprising Gospel of Judas proves you just can't be too sure about all that God stuff.