CNN: Holocaust Denier Bishop Williamson Forced to Leave Argentina

'Undeniable' and impressive that Argentina has come out so strongly against the holocaust denier, Bishop Richard Williamson. We hope that on his way out someone reminds the Bishop that Argentina was the country that harbored many Nazis who hid out there after WWII, the country from which Adolf Eichmann was captured by the Mossad in 1960 to be put on trial in Israel and executed for his role in the Holocaust.
Bishop who denied Holocaust ordered to leave Argentina
  • Story Highlights
  • Argentina's Ministry of Interior gives bishop 10 days to leave
  • Bishop Richard Williamson denied existence of the Holocaust last month
  • Minister says statements that "deny a historic truth" harm society
  • Williamson's welcome back to church by Pope has sparked anger
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (CNN) -- Bishop Richard Williamson, who last month denied the existence of the Holocaust in an interview with Swedish television, was ordered Thursday to leave Argentina within 10 days, the Ministry of Interior said.

Bishop Richard Williamson had denied the existence of the Holocaust, saying there were no gas chambers.

Bishop Richard Williamson had denied the existence of the Holocaust, saying there were no gas chambers.

"The bishop has repeatedly forged the true motive for his stay in the country, having declared that he is an employee of 'La Tradicion' Civil Society when, in reality, his true activity was as priest and seminary director of the Society of Saint Pius X in the neighborhood of Moreno," Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo said in a written statement.

Williamson and three other bishops who belong to the Society of Saint Pius X were excommunicated in 1988. The society was founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebrve, who rebelled against the Vatican's modernizing reforms in the 1960s, and who consecrated the men in unsanctioned ceremonies.

"Williamson has had public notoriety following his anti-Semitic statements to Swedish media in which he questioned whether Jewish people were victims of the Holocaust," Randazzo continued.

"For these reasons, along with the strong condemnation from the Argentine government of how statements like these harm Argentine society, the Jewish community, and all of humanity by trying to deny a historic truth, the national government has decided to demand that the Bishop leave the country or be expelled."...more...

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