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Vatican Apologises for the Inquisition

Thanks go to nocturnia  for bringing the following story to my attention.

The Vatican have issued an apology over the Inquisition and the Witch Burnings. Fat lot of good it'll do the tens of thousands who were burnt at the stake (including Galileo for claiming the Earth revolved around the Sun) but hey, at least some organisations know how to apologise several hundred years after the fact..... (grumbles)

Talk of Witches at Vatican Inquisition Conference (Reuters; Wednesday June 16th 2004)

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adders
Jun. 17th, 2004 08:03 am (UTC)
Galileo wasn't burn at the stake. He wasn't killed at all. He was sentanced to house arrest, and died some years later.
evildrganymede
Jun. 17th, 2004 09:04 am (UTC)
Yep. And they apologised for that a while ago.

Now, can they also apologise for putting science back a few hundred years because of their actions too?
muskrat_john
Jun. 17th, 2004 09:15 am (UTC)
Of course, most people probably think he was beheaded, because of that Indigo Girls song...

angusabranson
Jun. 18th, 2004 01:19 am (UTC)
My bad. Should have been a bit more clear about it - or at least checked my facts before posting!
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