Pope Coddled Pedophile Priest, According to Letter

It's looking more and more likely that the current Pope stopped a child-abuser Priest from losing his priesthood.  Today, the AP obtained a letter with the then-Cardinal Ratzinger's signature saying so.
The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including ''the good of the universal church,'' according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.
The good of the universal church.  Keeping a child molester as a priest is good of the universal church?  This is sickening.

But is anyone surprised?  This is the same Catholic Church leadership that ex-communicated a 9-year old girl for having an abortion after being raped, along with her mother and the doctor who performed the procedure, but did not ex-communicate the rapist.