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Bishop who denied Holocaust ordered to leave Argentina
cnn ^ | February 19, 2009

Posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:22 AM PST by NYer

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.

"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."

In the interview with Swedish television, Williamson said, "I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against -- is hugely against -- 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: argentina; bishopwilliamson; holocaustdenial; richardwilliamson; sspx; williamson

1 posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:22 AM PST by NYer
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2 posted on 02/20/2009 5:54:46 AM PST by NYer ("Run from places of sin as from a plague." - St. John Climacus)
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Of course, he will be welcome in San Francisco; just another nut.


3 posted on 02/20/2009 6:05:07 AM PST by catchem (NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE STUPIDITY OF THE AMERICAN VOTER.)
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This is weird.

Isn’t Argentina populated by all the Ex-Nazi’s that ran the death camps? Are they insulted because the Bishop doesn’t recognize their achievements?


4 posted on 02/20/2009 6:26:52 AM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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Williamsom is a flake but it's not like he's a threat to national security or anything. This is ridiculous.

Is being out of touch with reality a deportation offense in Argentina?

5 posted on 02/20/2009 7:42:51 AM PST by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future"- Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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Are they insulted because the Bishop doesn’t recognize their achievements?

That's it!

6 posted on 02/20/2009 7:43:50 AM PST by Petronski (For the next few years, Gethsemane will not be marginal. We will know that garden. -- Cdl. Stafford)
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Where will he be deported to?

I kinda have Gitmo in mind. Then he'll know how it feels to live locked up, even though Gitmo is the Hilton compared to the concentration camps.

Leni

7 posted on 02/20/2009 7:48:12 AM PST by MinuteGal
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Typical MSM stuff. The bishop did not deny the Holocaust.
He questioned the number of people killed and the manner of their killing.
As much as I and most of the rest of us disagree with him and condemn his views, lets at least be honest about what he said.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 7:35:01 PM PST by rogator
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