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Bishop Fellay to expel Bishop Williamson from SSPX if he denies Holocaust again

March 03, 2009

Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the Society of St. Pius X, has told Der Spiegel that he would exclude Bishop Williamson from the Society if he denies the Holocaust again. “It is probably better for everyone if he stays quiet and stays in a corner somewhere. I want him to disappear from the public eye for a good while.” Bishop Fellay nonetheless called Bishop Williamson’s apology last week for the scandal caused by his words “definitely a first plea for forgiveness and, therefore, an important step in the right direction. One can always hope for better phrasing. At least the plea for forgiveness is honest, and the withdrawal of his words is genuine.” Bishop Fellay added that he has “the impression that Bishop Williamson is being used by” others who deny the Holocaust. “We're working against that as well as we can. I am totally against these connections.”

 


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