Fourth Trial

by

Bishop Richard Williamson

      Editor's Note: The following is His Excellency's Eleison Comment from Saturday, February 9 in which he informs us that yet again he will be brought before the courts in Germany because he refuses to kowtow to secular revisionists and hypocrisy. He has been offered a bribe of a reduced penalty to just go away and drop this case for in the end it can be much more embarassing and costly for the politically correct accusers than the accused. Yet, as a true successor of the Apostles, His Excellency will not compromise, will respectfully decline monetary assistance to silence the critics for he will not offer one iota of incense to the secular gods and thus he embarks once again on going to trial for principal and truth must win out no matter the cost as he points out in following Our Lord's charge.


    A reader asks about my latest trial and condemnation for "Holocaust denial" by the Regional Court of Regensburg in South Germany on January 16. Readers will remember that my original offence was on November 1, 2008, to have told a Swedish interviewer for Swedish TV in the privacy of the sacristy of the German Seminary of the Society of St Pius X, but on German soil, that I believed neither that "Six Million Jews" died under Hitler's rule in the Second World War, nor that one single Jew died in a "gas-chamber".

    For expressing these beliefs in Germany, where "holocaust denial" is a statutory crime, I was tried and condemned by the Regensburg Regional Court in 2010, and the punishment was to be a fine of 10,000 Euros. I appealed. The same Court condemned me again in 2011, but the fine was reduced to 6,500 Euros. I appealed again, so the case went higher, to the Provincial Court in Nuremberg, which I was told is less subject to outside pressure. And the three judges dismissed the case on procedural grounds, obliging the Bavarian State to pay my legal expenses, but also leaving it free to correct its procedural errors and start all over again.

    Now not only does what is known as the "Holocaust" serve as the secular religion of the New World Order (Auschwitz replaces Calvary, the gas-chambers replace the Cross of Our Lord, and the Six Million play the part of the Redeemer), but also it seems to me that the post-World War II Germans have difficulty in respecting themselves unless they are beating their breast for the alleged crimes of the Third Reich. So they pursue "Holocaust denial" with a vengeance, and on January 16 I was prosecuted for the third time in front of a lady judge of Regensburg.

    Two German lawyers fought hard in my defence, but in vain - I was condemned again. However the lady judge did lessen the stigma attaching to the accusation, and out of compassion for my unemployed state she did reduce the fine to 1,600 Euros. No doubt the Bavarian State would be happy to be rid of the case, if only I would accept to pay the much reduced fine. A noble colleague in the SSPX begged for the privilege to pay it all by himself. But much more than just money is at stake. A great nation, the true religion and God's World Order are all involved.

    "Truth is mighty and will prevail", said the Latins. So any nation, religion or World Order resting on untruths is fragile and will crumble in the end. Now truth lies in the matching of my mind to reality, and not to cravings for national self-respect, nor to felt needs of religion, nor to the demands of any godless World Order. And historical truth goes by evidence, the most reliable kind of which is the material relics of the past, because these are in principle quite independent of human emotions. "For this was I born, and for this I came into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth," says Our Lord (Jn. XVIII, 37). What tranquillity in the divine words!

    I kindly refused my colleague's offer. I have appealed again.

    Kyrie eleison

+ Most Rev. Richard N. Williamson


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