SSFX wants to buy church in Manchester

The Manchester Evening News reports:

AN ULTRA-conservative Catholic sect co-led by a bishop who denied the Holocaust happened is trying to buy a church in Manchester.

Richard Williamson sparked outrage by claiming no more than 300,000 Jews were killed by the Nazis during the Second World War.

Bishop Williamson, whose views on the Holocaust are his own and are not the opinion of the group, also said: “I believe there were no gas chambers.”

He is one of four bishops of the Society of St Pius X (SSPX), set up in opposition to Vatican reforms, whose exclusion from the Catholic Church was lifted in January.

Now SSPX wants to buy the defunct St George’s church in Gorton from the Church of England.

Concerns

The Church Commissioners – the body that manages the C of E’s historic assets – is consulting on the sale.

Objectors have until March 31 to raise concerns. It is understood the Bishop of Manchester, chair of the national council of Christians and Jews, has grave reservations about the move.

You can even write to: The Secretary to the Church Commissioners, Church House, Great Smith Street, London W1P3AZ to show your morally responsible objections!

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