1995: Catholic Church-Czech Republic stake burnings

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Pope John Paul II begs forgiveness in the Czech Republic for the Church’s role in stake burnings and the religious wars that followed the Protestant Reformation.

To: 
Czech Republic
From: 
Catholic Church
Year of Apology: 
1995
Footnote: 
Woodward, Kenneth L. “Who’s Sorry Now?” Newsweek. July 17, 1995; “Um, Sorry About That.” Time. October 13, 1997.