Pope talks about the Big Bang Theory – level 3

05-11-2014 15:00

Pope Francis has said the Big Bang Theory is compatible with the Catholic Church’s teaching on creation.

Speaking to members of the Pontifical Academy of Science, the Pope said it is possible to believe in both, insisting God was responsible for the Big Bang from which all life evolved.

“The beginning of the world is not the work of chaos that owes its origin to something else, but it derives directly from a supreme principle that creates out of love. The Big Bang, that today is considered to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the creative intervention of God; on the contrary it requires it. Evolution in nature is not in contrast with the notion of divine creation because evolution requires the creation of the beings that evolve.”

The Pope’s remarks were in line with the Catholic Church’s teaching for the last few decades.

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Source: www.ondemandnews.com


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