BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A British bishop whose denial of the Holocaust embroiled the pope in controversy left Argentina Tuesday after the government ordered him out, calling his statements "an insult" to humanity.
A local television station showed Richard Williamson angrily pushing the reporter as he hurried to catch his flight to London.
He was quoted as asserting that "the Jews created the Holocaust so we would prostrate ourselves on our knees before them and approve of their new state of Israel."
Argentina, which has Latin America's largest Jewish population, announced that Williamson departed on a flight to London Tuesday.
Images broadcast on Buenos Aires' Todo Noticias television showed Williamson _ wearing a baseball cap, a black fleece jacket and dark sunglasses _ hurrying through the airport as television reporter Norberto Dupesso moved alongside to ask a question.
Williamson, his lips tightly pursed in a grimace, raised his hand inches from the reporter's face, then pushed past, shoving him into a pole with his shoulder. Two men accompanying the bishop then grabbed Dupesso by his shoulders and held him back while Williamson hurried away.
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