In a recent email newsletter, Bishop Richard Williamson urged his traditionalist Catholic followers to pray for Holocaust denier Robert Faurisson, whom he describes as a “powerful defender of truth.” In Bishop Williamson’s email message, he said that belief in the Holocaust is a “lay religion” and “the main rival” to Catholicism in the modern world. Quoting Faurisson who says that the Holocaust is “a major instrument…of the godless New World Order,” Williamson says that Faurisson deserves “divine reward…for the heroic services which he has rendered to the truth.”
Bishop Williamson considers himself a leader of a popular “resistance” to Society of St. Pius X (which he believes is not sufficiently doctrinaire). This is not the first time he has promoted Holocaust denial to his followers. In fact, he has admitted that he uses some of the money he raises from them to defray the legal fees he accrues defending himself from charges of denying the Holocaust in places where doing so is against the law.