Argentina to Holocaust Denier: Get Out

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 6:12 PM CST
This image from video shows British-born Bishop Richard Williamson during a November 2008 interview in Germany.   (AP Photo/Courtesy SVT)
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(Newser) – Maybe the Vatican has an extra room. Argentina today ordered the Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop to leave the country in 10 days, the Times of London reports. Bishop Richard Williamson triggered an international outcry when he made his claims about the Holocaust in a TV interview, then got accepted back into the church by Pope Benedict. The Vatican has since ordered Williamson to recant, but he hasn't done so yet.

“I absolutely agree with the expulsion of a man residing in our country following his statements (denying) one of the greatest human tragedies," said the government’s secretary for religious affairs.