There are those that have suggested that what the Pope said might have been taken out of context, or perhaps he meant something different.
We cannot argue the context, we can only argue a possible translation error. However, the Vatican confirms the translation. So, now we are left with an ambiguous game of semantics. I stand firm on the fact that the POPE suggested that Jesus failed at the cross. Even the cane or staff that the Pope uses during his ceremonies is defeating! Everything always shows the DEATH OF JESUS’ rather than the GLORY of the RISEN SAVIOR. This to me, bears much witness to his statement that JESUS was defeated at the cross.