Church on Evolution and
See: Bishops who don't believe in God Atheism Darwinism
'... 1996, that year Pope John Paul II described evolution as
'no longer a mere hypothesis.'
'In 2004, as Cardinal Ratzinger, Benedict endorsed the scientific view that the earth is roughly four billion years old, and that species changed by evolution.'
The late Louis Leakey (1903-1972), the senior paleoanthropologist of Africa was adamant that the French paleontologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Tielhard de Chardin (above) was responsible for the biggest hoax in modern scientific history, the 'Piltdown Fraud' "Evolution is a condition to which all theories must bow, a curve all lines must follow." (35) - Pierre Tielhard de Chardin The Papacy pt. 2
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor, Archbishop Emeritus of Westminster
"This week we will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. His theory of evolution, one of the greatest discoveries of all time, gives us a way of understanding the connectedness of all life and the uniqueness of human life within it." The Papacy pt. 2
Thompson, Damian Damian Thompson, British journalist, editor-in-chief of the Catholic Herald, writer for The Daily Telegraph
"Creationism in all it's forms does incalculable damage; no other form of pseudoscience undermines so many scientific discoveries. If you refuse to acknowledge the awesome explanatory power of the theory of evolution, you can never understand astronomy, anthropology, biology, geology, palaeontology, physics or zoology." The Papacy pt. 2