- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pope Francis said the “Big Bang” theory isn’t contrary to creationism — evolution and Bible teachings really do mix.

“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve,” the pontiff said Monday during a speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican, Breitbart reported.

He said that God “created beings and let them develop in accordance with the internal laws that He has given to each on, so that they could arrive at their fulfillment,” Breitbart reported.

In turn, “God gives human beings a different sort of autonomy from that of nature, which is freedom,” the pope said.

He also said that faith and science do in fact intersect and that evolution “does not contradict the divine act of creating, but rather requires it,” the Catholic World News reported.

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