George Weigel on the Recent Lifting of Excommunication

by Steve Ray on February 5, 2009

Rome’s Reconciliation
Writing for Newsweek, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel explores and explains Pope Benedict XVI’s lifting of excommunication of four Lefebvrist bishops, including Holocaust denier Richard Williamson: “the lifting of Williamson’s excommunication in no way constitutes a papal endorsement of Williamson’s lunatic view of history, or a retraction of John Paul II’s 1998 statement deploring the Holocaust, or a revocation of Vatican Council II’s teaching on the sin of anti-Semitism.”
http://www.eppc.org/publications/pubID.3692/pub_detail.asp

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