Argentina has ordered Richard Williamson (pictured), a conservative British bishop who has denied the extent of the Holocaust, to leave the country, giving him 10 days to comply with the order, the Interior Ministry said in a statement.
In this edition: the Vatican's attempts to rehabilitate Bishop Williamson have caused outrage in Germany; second generation immigrants have a hard time in Greece; and the ruble is under attack as Russia's economy sinks.
The ultra-traditionalist Roman Catholic bishop who has drawn criticism from the Vatican and from Jewish groups for denying the extent of the Holocaust has been removed as the head of an Argentine seminary.
Under mounting international pressure and after criticism by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the Vatican has ordered bishop Richard Williamson to recant his statements denying that gas chambers were used to kill millions during the Holocaust.
Germany's Angela Merkel became the first world leader to publicly criticise the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to rehabilitate British bishop Richard Williamson, who denies the Jewish Holocaust ever took place.
Pope Benedict XVI's decision to reinstate a Holocaust-denying bishop has attracted widespread condemnation in the Jewish community with Jewish leaders in Israel and Germany cancelling talks with Catholic officials.
Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree lifting the excommunication of four bishops, including a British-born bishop criticised for his Holocaust-denying statements. Jewish leaders in Italy said the move was "worrying and incomprehensible".
Pope Benedict XVI issued a decree lifting the excommunication of four bishops, including a British-born bishop criticised for his Holocaust-denying statements despite warnings from Jewish leaders that it could harm Jewish-Catholic relations.
Pope Benedict XVI may reconsider his decision to rehabilitate four excommunicated bishops from the Society of Saint Pius X after outrage at the Holocaust-denying statements made by one of them, British-born Richard Williamson.
In 1995, former French President Jacques Chirac officially recognised France’s responsibility in the deportation of Jews during WWII. Since then, the victims of French anti-Semitic laws, including those living in the US, can ask for compensation.