Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys
By LAURIE GOODSTEIN
The New York Times
Published: March 24, 2010
Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.
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