Today’s featured entry from the Vatican Observatory Faith and Science
“The Pope and the Comet” (click here for it)
This brief article (published in 1908 in Popular Astronomy) by Fr. William F. Rigge, S. J., an astronomer at Creighton University, debunks the story that Pope Callixtus III invoked his papal authority against Halley’s comet. Rigge writes that “it seems that no article can be written on Halley’s comet without bringing in the oft-told story of the bull... [click here to continue].
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