Bishop Removed From Seminary For Holocaust Denial

February 9, 2009

Argentina (ChattahBox) – A bishop within the Roman Catholic church, who has recently caused an uproar for his denial of the Holocaust, has been removed from his place within an Argentina seminary, a branch that he had been a part of for many years.

The incident began when Pope Benedict XVI moved last month to pardon the bishop, a long-time member of the Society of St. Pius X. The Vatican has since claimed that the Pope had no knowledge of Bishop Richard Williamson’s past refusal to accept the Holocaust as a fact, and has retracted his pardon amongst accusations of church-supported racism.

Among some of Bishop Richard Williamson’s belief are the fact that only a few hundred thousand Jews were actually killed during WWII, and that none were gassed. He has also spoken about his skepticism over the conditions of the concentration camps. He has refused to retract any of these claims, despite being given evidence to the contrary.  This latest move could take some pressure off the Pope Benedict XVI, who has been under fire by the media particularly in his home country of Germany and Jewish groups he is soon to meet with.


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