11 July 2011, 19:26

Bishop denying Holocaust to pay fine

Bishop denying Holocaust to pay fine

A court of Germany’s city of Regensburg has sentenced British bishop Richard Williamson to a fine of €6,500  for denying the Holocaust.

A court of Germany’s city of Regensburg has sentenced British bishop Richard Williamson to a fine of €6,500  for denying the Holocaust.

In 2008 the bishop in  an interview with a Swedish TV station doubted that Jews were killed in gas chambers and said that 200,000-300,000 Jews were killed instead of official 6 mln.

Williamson and three other  members of the ultraconservative Society of St. Pius X were excommunicated  but Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication in 2001 unaware of the bishop’s statements.

 

 

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