"In a place like this, words fail; in the end, there can be only a dread silence, a silence which itself is a heartfelt cry to God: Why, Lord, did you remain silent? How could you tolerate all this?
why do popes always seem so out of it? why is he pointing his fingers at god? it was the people of the world who so ignorantly ignored the holocaust.
why doesn't god interfere on any number of tragedies going on? name it, darfur, the middle east... and on and on, forever and ever. and how about the everyday catastrophies-- child molestation, abuse -- that goes on and on in thousands, maybe millions of households? god would have to whoosh down every second of the day to keep human kind in line. the last time i checked god wasn't a babysitter.
the better question for the pope would be is: how can the pope better lead his flock to be more god-like? partial answer: by not blaming god.