Argentine Seminary Fires Holocaust Denier Bishop
The head bishop of an Argentine seminary at the heart of a religious controversy has been fired after reports he was a holocaust denier surfaced. The pope and Vatican has demanded that Bishop RIchard Williamson recant, a week after the Vatican lifted its excommunication of four bishops in the same society.
A Roman Catholic bishop whose denials the Holocaust ever happened led to Vatican demands he recant has been removed as the head of an Argentine seminary, local media reported Sunday, citing a Catholic official.
The conservative Society of St. Pius X has dismissed Bishop Richard Williamson as director of its seminary in La Reja, outside Buenos Aires, according to independent Argentine news agency Diarios y Noticias and the newspaper La Nacion.
NowPublic editor Tina Kells has been posting about the controversy since it started, and has stories up about the various priests embroiled in the scandal.
If there is one person at the Vatican more stressed out than Pope Benedict XVI these days it is Cardinal Walter Kasper, the head of relations between the Catholic Church and the Jewish community leaders.
Just days after Pope Benedict XVI welcomed four controversial priests, one of which was excommunicated in the 1980's for denying the Jewish holocaust, back to the Catholic church another priest has made shocking comments about Nazi extermination of the Jews during WWII.