Letter Shows Future Pope Stalled Pedophile Case

A newly discovered letter provided to the Associated Press seems to prove that the future Pope Benedict XVI resisted defrocking a California priest who had tied up and molested two young boys in the San Francisco Bay area in the 1970s. The letter signed by then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger opposes the recommended defrocking, citing concerns including "the good of the universal church." It may be the strongest challenge yet to the Vatican's assertion that the pope played no role blocking the...Full Story
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