Roman Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson denies that Jews were gassed in the Holocaust during World War II. The Vatican clergy has chosen a Nazi lawyer to defend him.
Controversial Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson is facing expulsion from his traditionalist order for hiring a lawyer linked to a neo-Nazi movement.
Williamson said in an interview which aired on Swedish TV in January 2009 that he didn’t believe Jews were gassed during World War II.
The interview aired the same day Pope Benedict XVI lifted Williamson’s excommunication, which he originally incurred for being ordained as a Bishop by an archbishop in a breakaway ultra-conservative order.
Williamson was also convicted by a German court in April 2010 and fined €10,000 for his Holocaust comments.
In response to the latest controversy, the renegade Society of St. Pius X ordered Williamson to fire his lawyer, Wolfram Nahrath, who is a former leader of a German neo-Nazi group known as the Wiking-Jugend, or Viking Youth.
Pope Benedict XVI said in his new book to be released Tuesday that he never would have lifted the excommunication had he known about Williamson’s past.
The so-called “Holy Roman Catholic Church” has a claimed to be “Holy Father” who commits horrible mistakes.
The present Pope lifted the ex-communication of Richard Williamson, despite knowing he is a Holocaust denier. That makes the Pope equally guilty of Holocaust denial as Williamson
Now the Pontiff has a loose gun on his deck. It will not be easy for the Vatican to put this genie back into the bottle.