The pope has to deal with another blight on the Catholic church, partially caused by his personal actions in lifting the excommunication of bishops convicted of hate crimes for denying the Holocaust. Bishop Williamson caused an uproar last year when he declared that only some 250,000 Jews had died in the holocaust, not the 6 million that Germany acknowledges died at the hand of Nazis. A German court had convicted the controversial Bishop of hate crimes for the claim. On appeal, the amount of the fine was slightly reduced, but the verdict upheld. Read the full article.