Darwin, Galileo, and the Vatican: After nearly 400 years

And more than forty years after Apollo 11, the Vatican finally apologized to Galileo.

Will we have to wait until circa 2300 for it to accept Darwin?

Actually, the Roman Church accepted Evolution several decades ago, but might be wavering, according to an Americans United For Separation of Church and State post.

see: http://blog.au.org/2009/02/26/praying-for-the-stimulus-package-white-house-needs-to-drop-invocations-at-rallies/

Darwin and Galileo Accepted by Vatican (?)

From the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life:

“Over the next several months, the Vatican will sponsor academic conferences dedicated to the work of the biologist Charles Darwin and astronomer Galileo Galilei, two thinkers whose ideas have posed revolutionary challenges to religious belief.

Featuring distinguished international panels of scientists and theologians, these events are the latest efforts by the Catholic Church under Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI to affirm that Christian faith and modern science are not at odds but in fact entirely compatible.”

see: http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17604