Friday, February 3, 2012


Galileo Galilei (seen here in a 1636 painting by Justus Sustermans) was condemned by the Roman Catholic Church in 1633 for supporting the theory that the sun was the center of the universe; the church formally apologized in 1992. RNS photo.

Topics: Faith, Leaders & Institutions,
Beliefs: Christian - Catholic
Tags: galile, science, vatican

In Galileo’s hometown, Vatican promotes science

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Four centuries after the Roman Catholic Church branded Galileo a heretic for positing that the sun was the center of the universe, the Vatican is co-hosting a major science exhibition in Galileo's hometown. By Alessandro Speciale.
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