Previously the media reported that there was a campaign by the Vatican to rehabilitate Judas. Today the Pope said:
"And he is greedy: money is more important than communion with Jesus, more important than God and his love. He also becomes a liar, a double-crosser who breaks with the truth," Pope Benedict said.
Purposefully ignoring the truth, he said, Judas "hardens, becoming incapable of conversion … and throws away his destroyed life."
Judas’ action, he said, demonstrates that "the love of the Lord knows no limits, but man can limit it," refusing to recognize the need for purification, to accept the love of God and salvation through Jesus.
I think the pope really put a stake in that silly speculation.
* Link via American Papist.