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Space and the Papacy

Guy Consolmagno;
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  • Published: 07 Dec 2020 Journal: Religions, volume 11, page 654 (eissn: 2077-1444, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
<jats:p>There has always been a powerful connection in human consciousness between the beauty and otherworldliness of the night sky, and humanity’s religious yearnings toward a reality beyond the mundane. When Pope Leo XIII established an astronomical observatory in 1891, it was as a way of demonstrating the Church’s support of science; his choice of astronomy in particular was based primarily on the Holy See’s already established good reputation in the field, and specific opportunities for international collaborations. Nonetheless, since its founding, Popes have taken advantage of the natural connection between sky and “heaven” to promote the exploration of spa...
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free text keywords: astronomy, history, Holy See, religion, Vatican, Observatory, Space Age, Space exploration, Consciousness, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, History, Beauty, Humanity, Holy See, Heaven, Art history, lcsh:Religions. Mythology. Rationalism, lcsh:BL1-2790
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