John Paul II on the Relationship between the Natural Sciences and Religious Belief

  • Article (with links to five Papal documents)
  • 2300 words
  • Level: university

This article by Fr. George Coyne, S. J. (Director of the Vatican Observatory from 1978 to 2006) from the Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science discusses Fr. Coyne’s understanding of the work of Pope John Paul II on the topic of faith and science; among the key documents is a letter from His Holiness to Fr. Coyne as director of the Vatican Observatory.