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German court reduces Bishop Williamson's fine

July 11, 2011

A German appeals court has reduced the fine that had been imposed on traditionalist Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X for public statements questioning the extent of the Holocaust.

The court ruled that the bishop, who is suspended from ministry, should pay a fine of €6,500 (a bit over $9,000), rather than the €10,000 that he had originally been assessed.

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  • Posted by: koinonia - Jul. 11, 2011 7:58 PM ET USA

    Hopefully, he gets fined the difference by Bishop Fellay or Pope Benedict for the lack of prudence and inanity of the comments.