Adventists apologize for failures during Nazi era: German and Austrian leaders issue statement

German and Austrian leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist Church have issued a statement of apology for any support of or role in Nazi activities during World War II. In their declaration, the church bodies “honestly confess” to a failure “in following our Lord” by not protecting Jews and others during the Holocaust, reported Adventist News Network. The statement was issued as observances marked the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II.