Vatican claims evolution compatible with creationism
By T.K. Randall
February 12, 2009 · 34 comments
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As the day of Charles Darwin's 200th birthday arrives, the Vatican has made a startling admission that Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and that it is actually compatible with the concept of creationism. The Vatican is also thought to be planning to play down the idea of intelligent design at a conference next month marking the 150th anniversary of Darwin's "On the Origin of Species".
The Vatican has admitted that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution should not have been dismissed and claimed it is compatible with the Christian view of Creation. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, head of the Pontifical Council for Culture, said while the Church had been hostile to Darwin's theory in the past, the idea of evolution could be traced to St Augustine and St Thomas Aquinas."
Source: The Telegraph
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