VATICAN CITY – An apology from a bishop who denied the Holocaust wasn’t good enough, the Vatican said Friday, adding that he must repudiate his views if he wants to be a Roman Catholic clergyman.
The statement by Bishop Richard Williamson “doesn’t appear to respect the conditions” the Vatican set out for him, said the Rev. Federico Lombardi, a spokesman for the pope.
While the pope did not focus on the apology itself, he could have. Not only did Bishop Williamson issue a “pseudo-apology” but he did not recant his views about the Holocaust. Good to see he is being held accountable.