Holocaust-denying bishop lived in Winona
On Sunday, the Winona Daily news reported a holocaust-denying bishop, whose excommunication was lifted by the Vatican last month, taught at a local seminary for 15 years.
Bishop Richard Williamson served as the rector of the ultraconservative Society of St. Pius X from 1998 to 2003 when the order was located in Winona.
Williamson caused controversy recently when he told a Swedish news program he did not believe any Jews were killed during the Holocaust.
“ There was not one Jew killed in the gas chambers. It was all lies, lies, lies," Williamson said in an 1989 speech.