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Church rejoices in scientific progress, Pope tells young astronomers

Catholic World News - June 26, 2014

Research in the sciences can be “a fitting and effective means of promoting peace and justice,” Pope Francis told an audience of young astronomers on June 26.

Speaking to participants in a course organized by the Vatican Observatory, the Holy Father remarked that the students, coming from all over the world, formed “a marvelous mosaic.” Their cooperation, he said, was a reminder that “men and women everywhere should have access to research and scientific training.”

By providing this opportunity for study, the Pope continued, the Vatican Observatory was not only giving opportunities to young scientists but also showing that “the Church rejoices in the marvelous progress of science, seeing it as a sign of the enormous God-given potential of the human mind, her children grow in wisdom, and age and grace.”

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