Authorities in Argentina Feb. 19 gave a “traditionalist” Catholic bishop 10 days to leave the country or be expelled after he caused an international imbroglio by denying the extent of the Holocaust. Bishop Richard Williamson of the Society of St. Pius X headed a seminary near Buenos Aires until he was removed this month. He has said he believes that there were no gas chambers and that no more than 300,000 Jews died in Nazi concentration camps, rather than the widely accepted 6 million. The Vatican has ordered him to retract his comments; Bishop Williamson said in response that he needs more time to review the evidence. (Reuters, Feb. 20)
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