BY MEENA HARTENSTEIN
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Sunday, June 27th 2010, 4:37 PM
Pope Benedict XVI issued a heated letter Sunday criticizing Belgian police for their handling of raids investigation sexual abuse by priests.
Pope Benedict XVI had harsh words for Belgian police Sunday, calling their raids investigating priestly sex abuse last week "surprising and deplorable."
Police conducted the June 24 raids during the monthly meeting of the Belgian Bishops Conference, detaining the nine members for hours and confiscating their cell phones.