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German church apologizes for executing hundreds of ‘witches’

German church apologizes for executing hundreds of ‘witches’
A Catholic diocese in Germany apologized this week for torturing and executing 400 people suspected of being witches between the 1400s and 1700s.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Trump vetoes massive military spending bill A Catholic diocese in Germany apologized this week for torturing and executing 400 people suspected of being witches between the 1400s and 1700s.A reveller wearing a witch costume jumps over a burning straw puppet in Offenburg, southern Germany, on March 5, 2019.- The traditional burning of a straw puppet marks the end of the street carnival in this city.According to the Times of London, Catholic diocese in Eichstätt, a city in southern Germany, burned hundreds of people, mostly women, is the latest diocese in a decade-long campaign by German pastors to apologize for more than 25,000 executions of people accused of consorting with the devil in the country during that time.

According to historians, the accused were people who turned away from Catholicism toward Protestantism.The church also seized assets of many of the people it executed, leaving their families penniless and destitute.

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