Friday, April 16, 2010

Bishop Williamson Convicted Of Holocaust Denial

BERLIN April 16, 2010, 09:21 am ET
(AP) - A German court has convicted ultraconservative British Bishop Richard Williamson of incitement for denying the Holocaust in a television interview.

A court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg on Friday found Williamson guilty of incitement for saying in an interview with Swedish television that he did not believe Jews were killed in gas chambers during World War II.

The court ordered Williamson to pay a fine of euro10,000 ($13,544).

The Roman Catholic bishop was barred by his order from attending Friday's proceedings...


Terry Nelson said...

People find this troubling I hope. To be convicted of a crime because of an opinion - right or wrong - seems to me unjust.

Fr. John Mary, ISJ said...

Okay, maybe he's a "big off" in some ways...but can somebody tell me why he's being convicted for saying something he thinks?
From reliable sources (and I've nothing to do with FSSPX), he's an intelligent, kind and articulate man.
That doesn't mean he's right about this; but, huh?
He's been demonized by the media; hated by those within the Church; now silenced by his own superior (which, is fine) but is this THE mortal sin today?