Bishop Richard Williamson, who has denied the Holocaust, was expelled from a
radical Catholic sect for disobeying his superiors.
expelled from the Society of Saint Pius X, which opposes church reforms decided
by the second Vatican Council, the society said Wednesday.
bishop is opposed to recent society efforts to reintegrate into the Catholic
Williamson gave an interview just before the rehabilitation to
the Swedish SVT broadcaster in which he called the murder of Jews in gas
chambers during the Holocaust “lies, lies, lies.”
He also allegedly
denied that any Jews were murdered in gas chambers during the Holocaust and
insisted that not more than 300,000 European Jews were killed in total.