It happened on SEPTEMBER 24


Pope John Paul II visited the University of Pisa, Italy. In his talk given to the professors and students, he said, in part: “Even a man of science is called to exercise his own priesthood. Yes, in a certain sense, every true scientist is a priest: that task which God gave the first man at the moment of creation […] has a particular and privileged application for the scientist. Precisely because he sees more, and sees more clearly, his duty is that much more pressing. On the one hand, it is a duty to recognize, praise, admire, and thank God in his works of Creation and, on the other hand, to make good and responsible use of his own talent and of the small and large successes that are the fruit of that talent.”


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