And what did the Church retract or apologize for back in 1992?
The common understanding of Galileo’s conflict with the Roman Catholic church is that he was prosecuted for believing that the Earth revolves around the Sun. But in a couple of articles, I’ve seen comments that suggested it was a bit more technical than that, based on church canons, and not so much the particular heliocentric view he supported as a question of obedience to the church.
Could someone explain:
a) exactly what the dispute and the proceedings were between Galileo and the Roman Catholic Church?, and
b) the exact nature of the comments that the Church made in 1992?