Pope Francis: ‘Big Bang’, evolution are real

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Oct. 29, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – The Big Bang? Evolution? Pope Francis says yes, those were the works of God.

During a recent address at the Vatican about the evolving concepts of nature, Pope Francis said the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real, and God did not wave a “magic wand” to create the universe.

It’s a departure from the typical Christian stance as “God the creator.”

But U.S. Catholic teaching has accepted evolution as part of God’s creation process for over a half century.

Pope Francis’ remarks re-align the church’s ideas to the notion that there is no opposition between evolution and Catholic doctrine.

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