The Christian Today website reports that a dissident Catholic bishop was fined 10,000 euros today (April 16, 2010) by a German court for denying the Holocaust.
The court in the Bavarian city of Regensburg found 70-year-old British bishop Richard Williamson guilty of inciting racial hatred after he stated in a 2009 television interview in Germany that he did not believe Jews were killed in gas chambers in World War II.
He suggested in the interview that no more than 300,000 Jews had died at the hands of Nazis in concentration camps.
Holocaust denial is a criminal offense in Germany. Some six million Jews were killed by Nazi Germany under Adolph Hitler during World War II.