In Noverber 1982, long after the invention of different modern telescopes and after man had gone to space as claimed and even walked on the moon, the (CATHOLIC CHURCH ) finally admitted officially that the bible got it wrong. The earth did revolve around the sun after all. Pope John Paul was constrained to vindicate Galileo . He said : Galileo who practically invented the experimental method understood why only the sun could function as the centre of the world as it was then known that is to say, as a planetary system. The error of theologians of that time , when they maintained the centrality of the earth , was to think that our understanding of the physical world structure was in some way imposed by the literal sense of sacred scripture.