That's the title of this Zenit story, which explains a new initiative undertaken by the Pontifical Council for Culture, the Templeton Foundation, and three pontifical universities (the Lateran University, the Gregorian University and the Regina Apostolorum Athenaeum) to promote dialogue between faith and science. Paul Cardinal Poupard, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture, spoke of the project in a press conference today, according to the article:
- "The Church needs science, and science needs religion," the cardinal added. "Science can purify religion of the error of superstition. As a way of knowing the truth, the Church cannot do without science."
"Religion, for its part, can purify science of the idolatry of the scientific spirit and false absolutes," he added. What is more, science needs to "recover its sapiential dimension."