"The historical evidence is hugely against 6 million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler. I believe there were no gas chambers..."
—Bishop Richard Williamson
Sign Protest to Pope Benedict XVI
They come in all costumes, all shapes and all sizes -- don't be fooled. They are the same evil.
From the Simon Wiesenthal center:
Britain's Bishop Richard Williamson, who is reportedly being investigated for Holocaust denial in Germany, denied the murder of 6 million Jews by stating in an interview on Swedish state television last week, "I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews died in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them in gas chambers."
We need you to act now. First, Join the Center's protest urging Pope Benedict XVI's to reinstate the excommunication he lifted of Holocaust-denying Bishop Williamson. After making your voice of protest heard by signing the petition, click the link to watch the Bishop's television interview.
Go to this link to register your protest:
The Pope must make clear to the world that at a time when anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial have reached the highest levels in two decades and protesters at anti-Israel rallies are chanting, "Jews back to the ovens", his decision to welcome a Holocaust denier back into the Church will only validate Holocaust denial and contradicts the teachings of Vatican II. Bishops who preach anti-Semitism or Holocaust denial should not be embraced by the Vatican.
Bishop Williamson is one of four Catholic Bishops belonging to the notoriously anti-Semitic 'Society of Saint Pius', a breakaway group which opposes changes in Catholic doctrine. According to news reports, Williamson has endorsed "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion", a notorious anti-Semitic forgery, and claimed that Jews are bent on world domination.
Just last week, Pope Benedict XVI lifted the excommunication of Williamson and three other Bishops belonging to this group.
UPDATE: Further developments:
This news just in from Reuters. The SSPX has apologised for the loathsome views of its Holocaust-denying bishop, Richard Williamson, and forbidden him to speak on the subject.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The leader of a traditionalist Catholic movement apologized to Pope Benedict on Tuesday for remarks denying the Holocaust made by one of his members whom the pope recently rehabilitated.
Bishop Bernard Fellay also said that he had disciplined the bishop who made the statement, British-born Richard Williamson, and ordered him not to speak out again on any political or historical issues.
UPDATE: Also a must read: The Pope and the Anti-Semitic Bishop — The Real Story (hat tip Barbara)