Vatican: Holocaust Denying Bishop Must ‘Recant’
It took a worldwide outcry, but the Vatican is now saying that Holocaust-denying Bishop Richard Williamson must recant.
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican on Wednesday demanded that a prelate who denied the Holocaust recant his positions before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.
It also said Pope Benedict XVI had not known about Bishop Richard Williamson’s views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops Jan. 21.
Just one problem: does anyone really believe that Williamson can make this all OK by mouthing, “I recant?” Why in the world would anyone trust the word of a Holocaust denier?