The Vatican has demanded that a bishop who denied the Holocaust must recant his position before being fully readmitted into the Roman Catholic Church.
The Vatican also said in a statement Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI didn’t know about Bishop Richard Williamson’s views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops last week.
The statement was issued by the Vatican’s Secretariat of State a day after the German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the pope to make a clearer rejection of Holocaust denials.
Among Bishop Williamson’s many anti-Semitic statements he’s made over the years denying the Holocaust, is his notorious statement in which the bishop claims that he has gathered evidence that “strongly questions if 6 million Jews were gassed”.
(Dov Gordon – YWN)