Vatican Rejects ‘Ambiguous Apology’ From Holocaust Denying Bishop

February 27, 2009

Rome (ChattahBox) – After an ambiguous statement of regret from the Bishop who denied the seriousness of the Holocaust, the Vatican has formerly rejected the apology, stating that only an ‘unequivocal and public’ apology would do.

British born Bishop Richard Williamson, former member of the ultra-conservative Society of St Pius X in Argentina, made an official statement this week expressing his regret at the problems his comments caused, and stating that he would not have made them had he known that they would have created such a stir.

The half-apology made no mention to a retraction of the comments themselves, and ignored the issue of his visiting former concentration camps, and becoming more educated on the facts of the Holocaust. The visits apparently did nothing to change his mind.

“On Swedish television I gave only the opinion of a non-historian, an opinion formed 20 years ago on the basis of evidence then available and rarely expressed in public since,” Williamson said.

“However, the events of recent weeks and the advice of senior members of the Society of St Pius X have persuaded me of my responsibility for much distress caused. To all souls that took honest scandal from what I said before God I apologize.”


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