Pope didn’t hang Galileo, a concerned Catholic replies to Museveni… Details below…
Following the utterances of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni the President of the Republic of Uganda in his 19th address since the country went into a lockdown that took place on the 21st-July-2020 pinning His Holiness Pope Urban VIII for hanging the renowned scientist over his support of heliocentrism, the astronomical model in which the Earth and planets revolve around the Sun at the Centre of the Solar System. A concerned Catholic who asked to remain anonymous has come out to correct the president on what he termed “vincible ignorance” and “Culpable ignorance”.
In his writing, he refers the president to the same internet where he referred the country to look for the name of the Pope that ‘hanged’ the Galileo Galilee to again search using a catchphrase or keyword Death of Galileo Galilee and this will open his mind and after he should come and withdraw the statement pinning His Holiness the Pope for hanging the scientist.
According to the internet and specifically Wikipedia;
In 1610, Galileo published his Siderues Nuncius (Starry Messenger), describing the surprising observations. In addition, that he had made with the new telescope, among them, the Galilean moons of Jupiter. With these observations and additional observations that followed, such as the phases of Venus, he promoted the heliocentric theory of Nicolaus Copemicus published in De revolutionibus orbium coelestium in 1543.
Galileo’s discoveries were met with opposition within the Catholic Church. In 1616 the Inquisition declared heliocentrism to be “formally heretical”. Heliocentric books were banned and Galileo was also ordered to abstain from holding, teaching, or defending heliocentric ideas.
Galileo went on to propose a theory of tides in 1616, and of comets in 1619; he argued that the tides were evidence for the motion of the Earth. In 1632 Galileo published his Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, which implicitly defended heliocentrism, and was immensely popular.
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Responding to mounting controversy over theology, astronomy, and philosophy, the Roman Inquisition tried Galileo in 1633 and found him “vehemently suspect of heresy”, sentencing him to indefinite imprisonment. Galileo was kept under house arrest until his death in 1642. Galileo continued to receive visitors until 1642, when, after suffering fever and heart palpitations, he died on 8 January 1642, aged 77.
The believer went on to criticize the move of the president of playing Pope Francis video. In addition, while wearing a purple (Amaranth) Chasuble on live broadcast as a case study which is for funeral and Lenten period that ended long time ago on Good Friday and for all these months green is used since its ordinary time in the catholic church.
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