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Swiss Family Cleared of Debt After 700 Years

A Swiss court has wiped the slate clean for a farmer and his family, relieving them of an annual debt to a Catholic church dating back to 1357.

The court in the northeastern canton of Glarus ruled that the farmer and his family no longer needed to pay some 70 Swiss francs (£47) a year to keep the sanctuary lamp of the Naefels Catholic church burning.

The debt dated back to 1357, when a certain Konrad Mueller killed a man named Heinrich Stucki.

Source: London Daily Telegraph. Read full article. (link)

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