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Galileo pardon not needed

Pope Benedict (the current one) has pardoned Galileo. Big deal. I will not pardon the Catholic Church for what they did to Galileo.
In 1992, Pope John Paul II declared that the ruling against Galileo was an error resulting from "tragic mutual incomprehension."
Mutual incomprehension? Meaning that Galileo didn't understand... what? Nothing, as far as I can tell. That the Earth revolves around the Sun, check. That the Vatican believed the Sun was the center of the Universe, check. The rest of the religious dogma? Sure. But who cares?

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