“The doctrine of the double motion of the earth about its axis and about the sun is false, and entirely contrary to Holy Scripture.” So stated the Congregation of the Index of the Roman Catholic Church in a decree in 1616.1
A Book for All People. 1997. p. 4
1. A History of the Warfare of Science With Theology in Christendom, by Andrew Dickson White, 1897, Vol. I, p. 137-8.
A Book for All People. 1997. p. 31