VATICAN CITY — The Vatican said Friday that the apology issued by an ultraconservative bishop who denied the Holocaust was not good enough to admit him into the Catholic Church as a clergyman.
The priest, Bishop Richard Williamson, deployed a familiar device. Here is a portion of what he said:
"To all souls that took honest scandal from what I said, before God I apologize."
There is no sense of repentance. An apology without admitting wrong: A classic deceit.