Thursday, February 19, 2009

Maybe The Good Bishop Should Have Set Up Shop in Paraguay

Argentina has ordered an ultra-traditionalist British bishop who denies the Holocaust to leave the country or face expulsion.

The interior ministry said Richard Williamson had been given 10 days to leave Argentina.

Earlier this month the bishop was removed from his post as the head of a Roman Catholic seminary in Argentina.

A row erupted in January after the Pope decided to lift Bishop Williamson's excommunication on an unrelated matter.

The Vatican said the Pope had been unaware of Bishop Williamson's views and had since ordered him to recant.

Outrage

Argentina's interior ministry said on Thursday that Bishop Williamson "has concealed the true motive for his stay in the country".

He had said he was an employee of a non-governmental group rather than declaring "his true activity" as the director of a seminary, the ministry stated.

Bishop Williamson's views on the Holocaust have provoked outrage.

More At : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7900591.stm
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