The Pope said he was 'deeply saddened' by the earthquake in Japan.
He added, "Let's face it. God is a total putz."
He failed to comment about the events in Libya, involving as they do matters of good and evil rather than raw suffering, and thereby managed to ignore several centuries of Catholic thinking, starting with Thomas Aquinas.
Essentially this would regard mass murder and imposition of an evil regime as insufferable sins against the Godliness of man as created in the image, and Man as an entity in God's creation which posseses attributes such as Freedom and Choice and Dignity above and apart from anything granted by other men.
I'm not a Christian.
But it's not that wrong.