Swiss Family Cleared of Debt After 700 Years
A tad overdue
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.