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Monday, February 09, 2009

Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop defrocked, won't recant without "proof"

A news article says,

A Holocaust denier Pope Benedict XVI welcomed back into the Roman Catholic Church last month has been removed from his position as head of a seminary in Argentina . . . .

The views of Bishop Richard Williamson, who has led the seminary in La Reja since 2003, do not reflect those of The Society of St. Pius X, said Christian Bouchacourt, head of its Latin American chapter. . . .

Earlier Sunday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel phoned Pope Benedict about the issue . . . .Merkel demanded Tuesday that the pope firmly reject Holocaust denial.

. . . "I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against -- is hugely against -- 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler," Williamson said recently in an interview with a Swedish television station, which also appeared on various Web sites after its broadcast. "I believe there were no gas chambers."

Germany's Catholic bishops Saturday called for the expulsion of Williamson, a member of an ultra-conservative group expelled from the Church by Pope John Paul II in 1988 . . .

Mr. Williamson is impossible and irresponsible," Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, said Saturday, according to Spiegel Online. "I now see no room for him in the Catholic church."

In the Saturday article, Spiegel quotes Williamson saying he will not recant and that he would need more evidence to believe the Holocaust really happened.

"If I find this proof, then I will correct myself," he said. "But that will require some time."

On Wednesday, the Vatican had ordered Williamson to "distance himself" from his views "in an absolutely unequivocal and public manner."

The Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said Williamson will not be allowed to perform priestly functions if he does not recant. He said the pope was unaware of the comments when he rehabilitated Williamson and three other members of the Society of Saint Pius X.

Williamson apologized last week for the "distress" he has caused the pope, but did not retract his comments.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

what kind of a retard would believe in talking snakes and a virgin giving birth to a man who dies and then rises from the dead but can't see the historical fact of the Holocaust ?

Friday, March 06, 2009 9:50:00 AM  
Blogger Larry Fafarman said...

What kind of retard would believe in talking snakes and a virgin giving birth to a man who dies and then rises from the dead but not believe that Genesis is a literal account of creation?

Friday, March 06, 2009 10:04:00 AM  

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