It happened on OCTOBER 23


 Pope Paul VI gave a talk to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. In it, he recalled the Second Vatican Council’s message to scientists, which mentioned scientists as “the seekers of truth… whose paths are not alien to the Church” The Pope added: “Not only does the Church recognize the legitimate methodological autonomy of modern science, but she appreciates the change that the latter brings to ways of thinking and living, to positive values which are not unrelated to the work of salvation with which she is charged. That is why the Church needs you, your demanding sense of research, and your love of truth.”


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). INTERS is a free online encyclopedia.

Anthology and Documents

To emphasize and spread relevant documents within the scientific community, this section provides key materials concerning the dialogue among science, philosophy and theology.


Special Issues

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

Religion and Science in a time of Covid-19: Allies or Adversaries? Scientific American Blog Network, June 25, 2020
False notions of the common Good First Things, April 23, 2020
Loving to know First Things, February 1, 2020