VATICAN CITY — A breakaway traditionalist group has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, a British prelate who in 2009 sparked a global crisis in Jewish-Catholic relations for denying the Holocaust shortly before Pope Benedict XVI readmitted him to the church.
The staunchly conservative Society of St. Pius X announced on Wednesday, October 24th that Williamson had been “excluded” from its ranks because of his refusal to “show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors.”