It happened on OCTOBER 22

Liturgical festivity of Saint John Paul II (1978-2005). He died on April 2, 2005, was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on May 1, 2011 and was proclaimed Saint by Pope Francis on April 27, 2014.  A specific section of this site hosts its main contributions to the dialogue between theology and scientific thought.

On October 22 1996, Pope John Paul II wrote the message for the 60th anniversary of the refounding of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences: the document referred, for the first time, to the theories of biological evolution as established scientific frameworks, and not as mere hypotheses, a term which his predecessor Pope Pius XII had used in 1950.

Interdisciplinary Encyclopedia of Religion and Science

The Encyclopedia, published by the Centro di Documentazione Interdisciplinare di Scienza e Fede operating at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, provides new, scholarly articles in the rapidly growing international field of Religion and Science (ISSN: 2037-2329).

Anthology and Documents

In order to make some relevant documents better known in the scientific community, the section provides key materials for study and reflection concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy, and theology.

Special Issues

We offer here a selection of Comments and Documents on special issues on Religion and Science, collected for anniversaries and/or for the relevance of the topics.