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Vatican: Holocaust denier must recant – Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Vatican: Holocaust denier must recant – Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews.

So the Vatican moves to try and correct the error it made when “rehabilitating” Bishop Richard Williamson.  It seems they now claim the Pope was unaware of the Bishop’s views on the Shoah and that they will not recognise the Bishop for any canonical duty within the Chuuch.

I have a couple of issues with this:

1) Why didn’t the Pope know?  If it is true that he didn’t know- then surely somebody should be scrambling to keep their job.  Surely before taking such an action as removing an excommunication from someone there should be some research into the people you are “rehabillitating”!

2) Does anyone actually think that Bishop Williamson cares about what the Vatican says?  He became a Bshop in a schismatic Church because he was choosing to reject the Vatican!  Nope, I would say that he does not care about what the Vatican says!

If the Vatican really does want to make this right, then they need to make it clear that Bishop Williamson will have no role in any Catholic Church- be it aligned to the Vatican or the movement led by Lefebvre.  Lets see the rehabillation of  Lefebvre linked to his disciplining to the Bishop he consecrated- amking any association with the Church conditional on his recanting his statements.  Anything less will just be seen as the window dressing it is!

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February 5, 2009 - Posted by | Current affairs | , , , ,

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  1. […] Vatican: Holocaust denier must recant – Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews […]

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