Maffeo Barberini

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Noun1.Maffeo Barberini - Italian pope from 1623 to 1644 who sanctioned the condemnation of Galileo but later freed him (1568-1644)
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Like the supposed "consensus" of the "overwhelming majority of climate scientists" today (which actually isn't true), these lofty academics know what the absolute truth is about climate change - just like Pope Urban VIII knew what the absolute truth was about the nature of the universe and our solar system.
They range from the "demotion" of Pluto to the back-story on Galileo and his fate at the hands of Pope Urban VIII.
The report of this commission sought to "close" the Galileo Affair by placing the blame for Galileo's mistreatment in the hands of "theologians" and "judges," when in fact, it was the official organs of the Church and Pope Urban VIII who condemned him.
Gian Lorenzo Bernini made his fortune working for the Church, but had fallen out of favour when a new Pope, Innocent X, ascended to the Papal throne and wished to be rid of the more secular excesses of his predecessor, Pope Urban VIII.
shows Pope Urban VIII (reign 1623-1644) to have been somewhat skeptical about the possibility of human science ever deciphering how the universe worked.
Backed up by the Quebec instrumental ensemble La Nef, this seamless program of music from the Italian Renaissance alternates vocal and instrumental music written in Rome during the reign of Pope Urban VIII (also known as Maffeo Barberini) from 1623 to 1644.
In the mid-seventeenth century, Pope Urban VIII Barberini strove to regain papal power in the face of a Protestant North and turmoil at home.
In 1626, Pope Urban VIII agrees to let him write a new book, but only if Copernicus's views are discussed as theory instead of fact.
Pope Urban VIII founded the Urban College of Propaganda in 1627 to train missionaries, enlarged the work of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, and sent missionaries, including non-Jesuits for the first time, to the Far East.
As an advisor to the Holy Office, probably acting on instructions from Pope Urban VIII, he undertook a detailed examination of the book that led to the trial, The Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems (1632).
In a program on Galileo, he portrayed Pope Urban VIII, and in a second program he appeared as the racing car giant Enzo Ferrari.
The leading figures in this story are Maffeo, subsequently elected Pope Urban VIII (r.