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What was gravity like at the moment of creation? Vatican Observatory researchers make strides toward an answer

May 3, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Vatican Observatory announced last week a new mathematical model — drafted by two Catholic priests — for describing how... Read more

Pope Francis greets physicist Stephen Hawking in Vatican City.

The legacy of Stephen Hawking - a Catholic scientist reflects

Mar 15, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The death of Stephen Hawking this week prompted a leading Catholic scientist to reflect on the life of the famed... Read more

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Vatican astronomer yawns at frenzy over Pope's Big Bang words

Oct 30, 2014

By Elise Harris

A leading Vatican astronomer said that although some see Pope Francis' recent words on the Big Bang as signifying a... Read more