The Holy Bishop persists and signs

A film by Benoît Labourdette (2’20s, 2009).
14 February 2009. Published by Leny Müh.

The correspondences between the rain, which burns the glasses, which prevents to see, and the denialist theses on the agenda of the media for a few moments, which are also ways to still not want to see. The real arises from this confrontation, it seems to me.

Text of the film: “This disrespect that Monsignor Williamson opposes to the Vatican should interrupt his process of reintegration within the Catholic Church, signing the end of a polemic, but also the beginning of a new schism between the Vatican and those who remain faithful to Holocaust denial.”I have to re-examine everything again and see the evidence,“he said, before he was”surprised“by the polemic surrounding his statements. to have done research in the 1980s”on this subject and, for this reason, to be convinced of the“correctness”of his positions, but it will take time“, he said. And if I find evidence, then I will correct [the words]. He believes that he must first have”proofs“:”This is historical evidence, not emotion. From Argentina where he lives, the British bishop explained by e-mail to German magazine, whose paper version is published today, that it does not intend to respond to the Vatican’s order to “unequivocally and publicly take its distance” with its statements on the Shoah. “I believe that 200,000 to 300,000 Jews perished in the concentration camps but not one in the gas chambers,” he said. After denying the existence of the gas chambers in an interview broadcast by Swedish television on January 22, when he declared: “I believe there were no gas chambers, no repentance for Richard Williamson. The 67-year-old integrist bishop, a member of the Saint Pius X brotherhood, whom Benedict XVI reinstated at the church on 24 January, reiterated his Holocaust denial in an interview published Saturday on the website of the German weekly Der Spiegel, polemic Richard Williamson continues to deny the existence of the gas chambers, and the Bishop of Negation persists and signs.}”

How real is it? Between the reality of everyday life and the information given by the media, which also describes a distant reality, clashes occur, which produce our reality. Films that work on how these two real clash. How? Inverting the course of time, as the historian does, in an attempt to reveal causality, but above all to find complexity beyond the apparent objectivity of all things.