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Research should be ‘source of deep joy,’ Pope tells astronomers

June 13, 2016

Pope Francis told young astronomers taking part in a course organized by the Vatican Observatory that “all of us are moved by the beauty revealed in the cosmos and reflected in the study of the heavenly bodies and substances.”

“In this sense, we are united by the desire to discover the truth about how this marvelous universe operates; and in this, we draw ever closer to the Creator,” the Pope said during the June 11 audience, which took place in the Apostolic Palace. “Scientific research demands great commitment, yet can sometimes prove lengthy and tiresome. At the same time, it can, and should be, a source of deep joy.”

 
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