Only 700 years late

· by Steve · Read in about 1 min · (106 Words)

I just heard that the Vatican is set to finally pardon the Knights Templar, almost exactly 700 years after the order was declared heretical by the church in what has long been believed to be basically an argument about money (Philip IV of France owed them a shedload of cash, being as they were the first world bankers). Allegedly documents ‘recently released’ from the Vatican archives have reinforced that the then Pope Clement V never actually believed they were heretics at all, and it was in fact purely about money and power.

I wonder if this classifies as the longest miscarriage of justice to actually be resolved?