Bishop to appeal Holocaust denial fine

Berlin, Germany – A Catholic bishop from a breakaway sect will appeal his fine for Holocaust denial.

Richard Williamson of the Society of Saint Pius X was found guilty last Friday of Holocaust denial in a German district court. The Regensburg court upheld a fine of $22,473 imposed in 2009.

The German television station ARD reported that Williamson’s lawyer, Matthias Lossmann, left it open as to whether the appeal would be based on errors in the proceedings or new evidence.

Holocaust denial is illegal in Germany.