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2010-05-04 14:45:00

A Jesuit priest at Vatican City, who is also the chief astronomer, says that star-gazing helps bring him closer to God. Jose Gabriel Funes, director of the Vatican's astronomic observatory, told the AFP news agency that he became an astronomer in order to "get closer to God who created the universe." While at the observatory in the park surrounding the pope's summer home, he remarked: "We wonder the same things that our secular colleagues do -- how does the universe work, how did it...

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2009-11-11 06:10:00

The Catholic Church has come a long way since locking up Galileo for questioning whether the universe revolves around the Earth. The Vatican is now calling upon experts to investigate the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and what that would mean for the Church and its beliefs, reported the Associated Press. Astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said, "The questions of life's origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very...

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2008-05-15 09:50:00

The Vatican's chief astronomer and a scientific adviser to Pope Benedict says he sees no problem with believing in God and the existence of extraterrestrial beings on other planets."In my opinion this possibility (of life on other planets) exists," said Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, a 45-year-old Jesuit priest who is head of the Vatican Observatory."How can we exclude that life has developed elsewhere," he said during an interview with the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano.Funes went on to...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
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