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Argentina Expels Holocaust Bishop
BBC ^ | Thursday, 19 February 2009

Posted on 02/19/2009 1:53:51 PM PST by nickcarraway

Argentina has ordered an ultra-traditionalist British bishop who denies the Holocaust to leave the country or face expulsion.

The interior ministry said Richard Williamson had been given 10 days to leave Argentina.

Earlier this month the bishop was removed from his post as the head of a Roman Catholic seminary in Argentina.

A row erupted in January after the Pope decided to lift Bishop Williamson's excommunication on an unrelated matter.

The Vatican said the Pope had been unaware of Bishop Williamson's views and had since ordered him to recant.

Outrage

Argentina's interior ministry said on Thursday that Bishop Williamson "has concealed the true motive for his stay in the country".

Bishop Williamson's residence, the Nuestra Senora Corredentora seminary in La Reja, January 2009 Bishop Williamson had been based at a seminary in La Reja

He had said he was an employee of a non-governmental group rather than declaring "his true activity" as the director of a seminary, the ministry stated.

Bishop Williamson's views on the Holocaust have provoked outrage

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: argentina; bishopwilliamson; germany; holocaust; holocaustdenial; richardwilliamson; williamson

1 posted on 02/19/2009 1:53:51 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

“The Vatican said the Pope had been unaware of Bishop Williamson’s views and had since ordered him to recant.”

The guy’s an idiot, but does anybody really think the Pope ordering him to recant will result in Williamson changing his mind? A little like telling two high school kids to “shake hands and be friends”, IMHO...

Colonel, USAFR


2 posted on 02/19/2009 2:13:55 PM PST by jagusafr ("Bugs, Mr. Rico! Zillions of 'em!" - Robert Heinlein)
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To: jagusafr

This was a Faux catholic seminary... He was just reinstated as a catholic...NOT as a Bishop>>>> he holds No Canon Powers!


3 posted on 02/19/2009 3:04:52 PM PST by philly-d-kidder (May God Bless America and ALL Freepers!)
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To: NYer; Salvation

Ping


4 posted on 02/19/2009 3:41:28 PM PST by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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