Thursday, February 05, 2009

Father Fruitcake Still On Thin Ice With Vatican

Richard Williamson shouldn't anticipate becoming a bishop in the real Catholic Church:

Responding to growing protests, the Vatican has firmly distanced itself from a prelate who denied the Holocaust and demanded that he recant his positions before being fully admitted as a bishop into the Roman Catholic Church.

The Vatican also said in a statement Wednesday that Pope Benedict XVI didn't know about Bishop Richard Williamson's views when he agreed to lift his excommunication and that of three other ultraconservative bishops Jan. 21.


“Bishop Williamson, in order to be admitted to episcopal functions within the church, will have to take his distance, in an absolutely unequivocal and public fashion, from his position on the Shoah, which the Holy Father was not aware of when the excommunication was lifted,” the statement said.

There is no discussion in the article of Williamson's 9-11 nuttery and whether he is required to retract those beliefs.