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Lefebvrite bishop to appeal fine

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British Lefebvrite Bishop Richard Williamson who was fined $16,822 in Germany for denying the Holocaust is appealing the fine, The Associated Press has reported.

The AP quotes Williamsno's lawyer, Matthias Lossmann, as saying that Williamson "objected to the fine, which means there will be a trial."

Williamson is one of four traditionalist Society of St. Pius X bishops rehabitliated by Pope Benedict XVI in January.

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The Vatican is in the midst of twice-a-month meetings with the Society of St. Pius X folks. Vatican officials have called the talks "cordial, respectful and constructive."

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