Holocaust-denying bishop making waves again, plans consecration without Pope Francis' consent

March 18, 2015 3:33 PM

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VATICAN CITY – A Holocaust-denying Catholic bishop, who made headlines in 2009 when Pope Benedict XVI rehabilitated members of a breakaway traditionalist society, is heading for trouble again with the Vatican.

Bishop Richard Williamson is planning to consecrate a bishop Thursday in Brazil without Pope Francis' consent — a church crime punishable by excommunication.

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