Pope outrages Jews over Holocaust denier

From CNN.com:

Pope outrages Jews over Holocaust denier: Jewish officials in Israel and abroad are outraged that Pope Benedict XVI has decided to lift the excommunication of a British bishop who denies that Jews were killed in Nazi gas chambers.

It’s things like this and the [[A Matter of Law|sex scandal]] and the church’s response to it that are driving people away from Catholicism. Why would the Pope do something as wrong as this? He seems to be doing his best to undo all the good that his predecessor did, and take the church back a few centuries while he’s at it.