Old News at The Times

Breathless headline: “Vatican buries the hatchet with Charles Darwin.”

Further down, something the headline writer missed:

Darwin’s theories had never been formally condemned by the Roman Catholic Church, Monsignor Ravasi insisted. His rehabilitation had begun as long ago as 1950, when Pius XII described evolution as a valid scientific approach to the development of humans. In 1996 John Paul II said that it was “more than a hypothesis”.