BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich.--The rector of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy, has apologized for some of the accusations a university official had leveled at Seventh-day Adventist scholar and author Samuele Bacchiocchi.
As reported in an article on page 1 of the June-July 2007 issue of The Journal, a university official had accused Dr. Bacchiocchi of making false statements about his studies at the university in the 1970s and his doctoral dissertation, a version of which he published in 1977 as the book From Sabbath to Sunday.
Gianfranco Ghirlanda, the university's rector, in June "rectif[ied] some of the false allegations," Dr. Bacchiocchi announced, though some "remain unresolved." However, "in the spirit of Christian forgiveness I consider the case closed."
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