By JAMIE ROMM AND NEWS AGENCIES

While Jewish groups are upset over Pope Benedict XVI’s efforts to reach out to a breakaway Catholic group that includes a Holocaust-denier, Rabbi David Rosen of the American Jewish Committee said Tuesday he would be “very surprised” if the group were readmitted to the Catholic Church.

The Vatican held talks for three hours Monday with a delegation from the Society of St. Pius X, that it said were held in a “cordial, respectful and constructive climate” and would continue frequently over the coming months.

One of the main sticking points to allowing the society back in to the church stems from former excommunicated British Bishop Richard Williamson’s comments regarding the Holocaust.

Williamson was shown on Swedish state television in January saying historical evidence “is hugely against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed” during World War II.

On Monday, Williamson was fined