Swedish TV to air new charges that Vatican was warned about extremist SSPX bishop
September 21, 2009
The Swedish public television channel that caused an uproar with the disclosure the Bishop Richard Williamson questioned the Holocaust is now planning a second volley, the Rorate Caeli web site reports. On September 23, the Swedish broadcaster will air a report that Bishop Anders Arborelius of Stockholm was aware of Bishop Williamson's views, and brought them to the attention of Vatican officials, well before Pope Benedict XVI announced in January that he was lifting the excommunications imposed on Williamson and the other bishops of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X.
Cardinal Walter Kasper, the president of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, reportedly told the Swedish broadcaster that he too was aware of Bishop Williamson's extremism, and was surprised that the Pope had not been forewarned.