Category: Holocaust

Vatican: Holocaust denier’s apology not enough

holocaust denier richard williamson The Vatican said Friday it is not satisfied by the apology issued by a Catholic bishop who denied the Holocaust, saying the cleric must still clearly “distance himself” from the controversial comments.

Bishop Richard Williamson, who is now in England, issued a statement Thursday saying he regretted making the remarks. But he did not retract them or say he had changed his mind about the Holocaust.

Bishop Offers Apology for Holocaust Remarks

Holocaust denier A bishop whose recent rehabilitation by Pope Benedict XVI provoked global outrage has apologized for remarks in which he denied the Holocaust, a Catholic news agency reported on Thursday.

Some outside observers were not convinced by Bishop Williamson’s statement. “He does everything except confront the central issue of this whole crisis,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. “Has he changed his mind about the Holocaust, and does he believe that the Holocaust is a historic fact?”

Holocaust-denying bishop boards flight to London after Argentina orders him out

holocaust denier richard williamson A country in which many Nazi criminals sought refuge has expelled a Roman Catholic bishop who denies the scale of the Holocaust.

The Argentine government last week gave the bishop 10 days to leave the country or be expelled.

The government cited irregularities in his immigration application and condemned his remarks as ‘deeply offensive to Argentine society, the Jewish people and humanity.’

Vatican: Holocaust-denying bishop must recant

Holocaust denier Richard Williamson The Vatican demanded Wednesday that a bishop who denied the Holocaust recant his positions before being fully admitted into the Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican also said in a statement 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 Jan. 21.

Catholic Church in uproar over rehabilitation of Holocaust denier

Holocaust denier Richard Williamson A Vatican cardinal has said that the decision to rehabilitate an ultra-conservative bishop who denies that any Jews were killed in the Holocaust was “badly mishandled”, amid an escalating internal row over the decision.

The remarks by Cardinal Kasper, head of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, follow dismay expressed by German bishops over a “loss of faith in the Pope” because of the row over the lifting of Bishop Williamson and three other ultra-traditionalists.

Holocaust survivors to Mormons: Stop baptisms of dead Jews

Mormon cult continues to baptize Holocaust victims by proxy Holocaust survivors said Monday they are through trying to negotiate with the Mormon church over posthumous baptisms of Jews killed in Nazi concentration camps, saying the church has repeatedly violated a 13-year-old agreement barring the practice.

€˜Baptism for the dead’ is one of many un-biblical practices of the Mormon Church — which, theologicaly, is a cult of Christianity.