There was no answer to several calls placed Wednesday to Williamson's home in La Reja, Argentina. Williamson could face charges in Germany, where he was interviewed by Swedish TV. State prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation into whether Williamson broke German laws against Holocaust denial.
As this affair unravels, the Catholic Church has suffered a tremendous hit in prestige, which it cannot afford.
Under the circumstances, barring major damage control, the current Pope, Benedict XVI, will be out of office before Easter this year.
Criticism of the Pope over this affair is deep and widespread.
The Times reports tonight that:
Writing on his blog, Sandro Magister, a correspondent for the weekly magazine L’Espresso and one of Italy’s most highly respected Vatican experts, pointed to a “double disaster” of “governance and communication” within the church.