24 Jan

Interview With Catholic Bishop Williamson, Holocaust Denier

Bishop Richard Williamson, Holocaust Denier, Reinstated By Pope

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunications of four traditionalist bishops, including that of a Holocaust denier whose rehabilitation sparked outrage among Jewish groups.

The four bishops were excommunicated 20 years ago after they were consecrated by the late ultraconservative Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre without papal consent _ a move the Vatican said at the time was an act of schism.

The Vatican said Saturday that Benedict rehabilitated the four as part of his efforts to bring Lefebvre’s Society of St. Pius X back into the Vatican’s fold.

But the move came just days after one of the four, British Bishop Richard Williamson, was shown in a Swedish state TV interview saying that historical evidence “is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed.”

The McGlynn Comment: The truth is again damaged within the church. He, of course, has the right to speak such nonsense. But, dressed up in the official garb of the church, he is enitrely out of order.

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