‘Holocaust Bishop’ Ordered to Recant
Posted on Feb 4, 2009
With a media-dubbed moniker that doesn’t look good for either party, the “Holocaust Bishop”—a British bishop recently un-excommunicated by the pope—is being told by the Vatican to recant his views after news broke that he “believe[s] there were no gas chambers [during World War II].”
The Vatican has ordered an ultra-traditionalist bishop to publicly recant his views denying the Holocaust.
A statement said Bishop Richard Williamson must “unequivocally” distance himself from his statements to serve in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Vatican also said that the Pope had not been aware of the bishop’s views when he lifted excommunications on him and three other bishops last month.
The Pope’s decision, ending Bishop Williamson’s excommunication on an unrelated matter, has caused a bitter row, as the bishop does not believe that Jews were gassed by the Nazis in World War II.
Reinstated on Jan. 24, “Holocaust Bishop” Williamson has caused a ruckus with the no-evidence-of-gas-chambers argument he made on Swedish TV last November.