Radio Maryja apologizes for anti-Semitic remarks

The head of an ultra-Roman Catholic radio station in Poland apologized Wednesday for any offense caused by a recent broadcast that a media watchdog sharply criticized as anti-Semitic. "If somebody felt offended by one of the remarks made by one of the well-known Polish commentators, we are very sorry," Rev. Tadeusz Rydzyk, who heads Radio Maryja, said during a broadcast. "Nobody had any intention of causing anyone any kind of harm or unpleasantness." More than two weeks ago, commentator Stanislaw Michalkiewicz accused Jews of "trying to force our government to pay extortion money disguised as 'compensation payments"' for property lost during and after World War II.