Pope Francis says big bang theory/evolution requires god

Pope Francis celebrates the Angelus noon prayer from his studio window overlooking St. Peter's square, at the Vatican, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

(WTNH)– Pope Francis addressed the Pontificial Academy of Sciences, and said scientific explanations for the world did not exclude the role of God in creation.

“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,” he said.

He went on to say the theory of the big bang requires the intervention of god and that Evolution in nature is not in contrast with the notion of divine creation, because evolution requires the creation of the beings that evolve.

U.S. Catholic teaching has accepted evolution as part of God’s creation process for over 50 years. Pope Francis’ remarks realign the church’s ideas to the notion there is no opposition between evolution and the Catholic Doctrine.

 

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