Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the pope confirmed his belief that God used the Big Bang and evolution to create the world.
God is not “a magician with a magic wand.”
Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”.
He Continued, “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
“The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
Apparently “Experts” say that this puts an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design.
Far from disproving the biblical account of the creation that we find in Genesis, this shows how far the Pope and much of the Roman Catholic church, has moved away from the Bible.
The Bible, and the findings of science, rightly understood, are still consistent. Showing the recent creation of the Earth and all life on it. And that from the very earliest records that we have, the animals and plants that we see today, have existed with very little change over time.