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Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bishop Fellay will exclude Bishop Williamson from the SSPX if he denies the Holocaust again

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Fellay exclura Williamson de sa communauté s'il nie encore l'Holocauste - dépêches AFP - la-Croix.com

In an interview with the German weekly Der Spiegel to be published Monday, the superior of the of the Society of Saint Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, said that Bishop Richard Williamson will be excluded if he repeats his denial. "If he is silent, if he remains in a corner, thats probably best for everyone. I hope he disappears from public life for quite some time," Bishop Fellay said in this interview, announcing he will exclude Bishop Williamson from the SSPX "if he starts again to deny the Holocaust."

Bishop Fellay said that the apology by Bishop Williamson in a letter published Thursday are "in any case a first request for forgiveness, and an important step in the right direction." "One can always wish for a better formulation. Nevertheless, this request for forgiveness is sincere, his intention to withdrawn the comments is real," he continues. "He hurt and sullied our reputation. We make clear our distance from him," he says again. Bishop Fellay had asked Bishop Williamson to reconsider his denial and forbidden him to make public appearances without his agreement and relieved him of his office of Director of the Seminary of La Reja, near Buenos Aires, Argentina. Bishop Williamson Thursday expressed regret for his statements later. But they have been deemed unsatisfactory by the Vatican. Bishops Bishop Fellay and Williamson are two of the four bishops whose excommunication were lifted by the Vatican in January. This decision created a huge controversy, because of the positions of Holocaust denial held by Bishop Williamson.

4 comments:

Iosephus said...

Wow, a huge statement

Pablo said...

Bishop Fellay should have the courage to can Bishop Williamson.

It has always been the intention of some of the financial backers of the SSPX to can this Bishop.

Many holy Priests in the SSPX are suffering after having run afoul of this group.

The motto of the SSPX is Cor Unum. One heart.

That heart stooped beating when the Archbishop died.

Charity expired shortly thereafter.
It would be great if Bishop Fellay had the courage to talk this tough and mean spirited to the Pharisees of the SSPX.

Clare said...

Pablo,

Your idea of courage differs from mine.

I don't see what's courageous about giving in to bullying.

He is acting under duress.

He, Bishop Williamson and the Pope all need our prayers.

Paul said...

"some of the financial backers of the SSPX"

I came across the same sort of phrase elsewhere this evening. Who exactly *are* the financial backers of the SSPX? Does anybody know?