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Report: Seminary Fires Holocaust Denier

An Argentine news agency is reporting that a local seminary has dismissed a Roman Catholic bishop whose denial of the Holocaust led the Vatican to demand he recant.

Diarios y Noticias says the ultraconservative Society of St. Pius X is relieving Bishop Richard Williamson of his post as director of its seminary in La Reja.

The agency cites a statement from the society's regional head, Father Christian Bouchacourt, that it received Sunday. Neither the seminary nor Bouchacourt could be reached to confirm the report. Efforts to reach Williamson were unsuccessful.

Williamson is one of four bishops from the society whose excommunications were lifted. The Vatican is demanding that Williamson recant his denial.