Vatican City, Jan 26, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Speaking to a group of Polish scientists and academics, Pope John Paul II stressed again that scientific investigation must promote, not degrade, human dignity.
The Holy Father received on Tuesday Archbishop Zygmunt Kaminski with a delegation from the University of Szczecin.
“You have come,” said the Pope, “on the occasion of a special event. The senate of the university decided that the university will embrace within its walls the Faculty of Theology that until now has carried out its scientific and educational activity independently.”
John Paul II emphasized that a theological faculty "comes about due to the need for dialogue between reason and faith. This type of dialogue is necessary so that the fruits of scientific research in different disciplines serve the full development of human beings.”