Catholic Church rehabilitates Copernicus - ‘La Repubblicca’
“Copernicus is rehabilitated, the Church had buried him as a hero” says Italian newspaper “La Repubblica” in its Sunday news about funeral of the famous astronomer in Frombork.
“For his own homeland - Poland, which is now free, modern and multicultural like in his times - he is one of the greatest heroes, like king Jan III Sobieski, marshal Józef Piłsudski, Maria Curie, Lech Wałęsa i Jan Paul II”
“For Church he was a person, that hat put some dogma into question” And now there is a time for breakthrough: Nicolaus Copernicus had official and religious funeral, adequate for immortal personality”
“after centuries long lag, like in the case of Galileo, Catholic Church is fulfilling its mae culpa about a scientists, who had questioned dogma in the name of the knowledge”
Church’ historian Adriano Prosperi had said, that the fact that Copernicus body had been buried first in the mass grave “had protected his body from excavation and trial by Inqusition, that was his name and work”.
Sources: Polish Press Agency, “LaRepubblica”.