A Holocaust denying Catholic bishop who was due to visit Australia this month has had his visa cancelled after The AJN alerted the government to his views.
British cleric Richard Williamson has described Jews as “enemies of Christ” and claimed there’s no evidence to support the fact that six million Jews were killed during the Shoah.
At most, he said, the number if Jewish victims was 200,000 to 300,000, none of whom were killed in gas chambers.
Williamson, who was found guilty by a German court of inciting racial hatred, was scheduled to attend a number of services in rural Victoria later this month.
But after The AJN contacted the Department of Immigration and Border Protection earlier this week, a spokesperson said that the minister, Scott Morrison, was asking for “immediate advice on options available in relation to this matter”.
The spokesperson has since contacted The AJN again to inform us that “The individual’s visa has been cancelled.”
For the full story, see next week’s AJN.