Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science pages:
“Giuseppe Settele and the final annulment of the decree of 1616 against Copernicanism” (CLICK HERE for it)
In 1820 Fr. Giuseppe Settele requested an imprimatur on his book Elements of Optics and Astronomy, which referenced Earth’s motion. The request was denied; Settele appealed to Pope Pius VII. This article by Fr. Juan Casanovas, an astronomer with the Vatican Observatory, provides a brief historical background on and summary of the actions surrounding this event…. (CLICK HERE to continue).
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