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More anti-Semitic remarks attributed to Williamson, SSPX

February 20, 2009

Three former American seminarians of the Society of St. Pius X-- two of whom are now priests in full communion with the Holy See-- have recounted Bishop Richard Williamson’s anti-Semitic remarks of two decades ago. One priest recalls, “'Oppenheimer, I don't like your name. If you keep it up, there's a gas chamber waiting for you at the boathouse.” The Boston Globe also reports, “In 1989, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigated the bishop, but did not press charges, after he told an audience in Quebec: ‘There was not one Jew killed in the gas chamber. It was all lies, lies, lies.’”

The Belgian weekly Joods Actueel has published a story arguing that web sites maintained by the SSPX show a distinct proclivity for attacks on Jews. The magazine, citing sites in several different countries, concludes that the SSPX "propagates the worst kind of anti-Semitism."


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