Friday, February 27, 2009

A classic deceit

Vatican: bishop's apology on Holocaust not enough

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. 

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