"The Jews talk about six million people killed. But how many Catholics were victims of the Holocaust? They were 22 million in all."
According to the news reports the archbishop also said that while "Jews say they were the main victims of the Holocaust, the biggest victims were the gypsies, because they were exterminated."This is pure historical gobbledygook. It is simply wrong. Many Christians were murdered but there was no plan to wipe out all Christians, particularly since it was Christians who were running the operation.
And gypsies were murdered. That is correct. But there was not a universal decision on the part of the German Third Reich to kill all gypsies [had the German won the war gypsies might well have been killed in their entirety and/or sterilized].
The difference between gypsies and Jews was that antisemitism -- hatred of Jews -- was the driving force of Nazi ideology.
In any case this Archbishop is one step away from Williamson, except that he is part of the mainstream Church. It will be interesting and telling to watch how the Vatican handles this.
Interestingly the Archbishop is from a German emigre family and is 72 years old.