Future Pope resisted defrocking abusive priest
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Future Pope resisted defrocking abusive priest

A letter bearing the signature of the future pope shows then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger resisted defrocking a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children after his case had languished four years at the Vatican. (April 9) (The Associated Press)

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