11 Aug 2015

Williamson and the Myth of the Holocaust!

                           By Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi

As an Englishman, His Excellency Richard Williamson was born an Anglican. He was received into the Catholic Church in 1971.  He became a member of the Society of St Pius X, a traditionalist Catholic Society founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1970 in protest against what Lefebvre saw as the liberalism of the Second Vatican Council. Williamson entered the International Seminary of Saint Pius X at Écône Switzerland, and in 1976 he was ordained a priest by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.

Archbishop Lefebvre was unjustly excommunicated by the heretic John Paul II, for his consecration of four bishops, including Williamson, on June 30, 1988 without the permission of Rome. This "excommunication" was however remitted by Benedict XVI in early 2009. 
(Here: http://www.vatican.va/.../rc_con_cbishops_doc_20090121...).  

But the “excommunication” of Archbishop Lefebvre by John Paul II was, in the first place, not valid according to strict canonical law, nor is the connected accusation of schism valid in the formal sense. (Here: http://www.sspxasia.com/.../The_1988_Consecrations.htm).

Immediately afterwards, Swedish television broadcast an interview recorded earlier at the SSPX's Seminary in Zaitzkofen, Germany, on January 21, 2009—the same day that the “excommunication” was remitted. During the interview, Williamson had expressed a belief that Nazi Germany did not use gas chambers during the Holocaust and that a total of between 200,000 and 300,000 Jews were killed. Based upon these statements, the Bishop was immediately charged with and “convicted” of "Holocaust denial" by a German court. The Vatican quickly denied him! In 2010 Williamson was also “convicted” of “incitement” in a German court in relation to those views; the conviction was later vacated on appeal but then reinstated on retrial in early 2013. He appealed again, but his appeal was rejected.

Like Lefebvre himself, Williamson has been involved in a lot of “controversies”—including calling for the deposition of Bernard Fellay as the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, which led to his “suspension.” In common with his colleagues in the Society of St. Pius X, Williamson opposes the changes in the Catholic Church brought about by the evil Second Vatican Council. He sees such changes as being unacceptably liberal and modernistic, and as being destructive to the Church. Among the changes he opposes are the Church's increased “openness to other false “Christian” denominations and other false religions, and changes in the forms of Catholic worship such as the general replacement of the Tridentine Mass with the Mass of Paul VI. Williamson has criticised John Paul II, to whom he attributed a "weak grasp of Catholicism”.

Bishop Williamson calls the Jews the "enemies of Christ" and urges their conversion to Catholicism. He says that the Jews and the Freemasons have contributed to the "changes and corruption" in the Catholic Church. He has also stated that the Jews aim at world dominion and believes “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion to be authentic.  Williamson is not promoting hatred of the Jews. As he puts it: "I was attacking the enemies of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and that includes Jews as well as Communists and Freemasons." He argues that "Anti-Semitism means many things today, for instance, when one criticizes the Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip. The Church has always understood the definition of anti-Semitism to be the rejection of Jews because of their Jewish roots. This is condemned by the Church."

Since the late 1980s, Williamson has been accused of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. Citing the Leuchter report, Williamson has stated that millions of Jews were certainly not murdered in Nazi concentration camps. During the said interview on Swedish television, he stated: "I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against, is hugely against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler", and "I think that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in Nazi concentration camps, but none of them in gas chambers”. (Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5tT3UZUre0).

True or false? Well, here is something very interesting:

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