The Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, has learnt by the press of Bishop Richard Williamson’s decision, just ten days before his trial, to dismiss the lawyer charged with his defense, in favor of a lawyer who is openly affiliated to the so-called neo-Nazi movement in Germany, and to other such groups.Source
Bishop Fellay has given Bishop Williamson a formal order to go back on this decision and to not allow himself to become an instrument of political theses that are completely foreign to his mission as a Catholic bishop serving the Society of Saint Pius X.
Disobedience to this order would result in Bishop Williamson being expelled from the Society of Saint Pius X.
Menzingen, november 20 of 2010.
Fr. Christian Thouvenot, general Secretary
As alluded to in the above statement, it is widely reported that Williamson has sacked his attorney and hired one with well established connections to the extreme right (neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers). I have long suspected that Williamson was a closet sedevacantist and would eventually bolt the SSPX. Perhaps I will yet be proved wrong. But the evidence thus far suggests otherwise.
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