Vatican City, Nov 28, 2013 / 06:22 am
A leading astronomer in the Vatican Observatory stated that the study of science provides a unique forum to discuss man's deep and existential questions about the origins and meaning of life.
"We in the astronomical community give the permission to everyone else to talk about their religious legs, and we discover it's not all that different," Br. Guy Consolmagno affirmed in a Nov. 22 interview with CNA.
Br. Guy Consolmagno SJ is an American research astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory, which is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See.
Having received a master's degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory in planetary science, the religious brother entered the Society of Jesus in 1989 and currently serves as curator of the Vatican Meteorite collection.