Vatican Unsatisfied by Holocaust Bishop Apology

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2009 2:26 PM CST
Bishop Richard Williamson.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The Vatican today rejected Bishop Richard Williamson’s so-called apology for his Holocaust beliefs, CNN reports, a mea culpa mandated by the Pope. “He must also distance himself in an absolutely unequivocal and public from his stand regarding the [Holocaust],” a spokesman said. Williamson said he regretted the “distress” his remarks caused, and “would not have made them” if he’d known, but did not retract them.