|Pope Benedict XVI shakes hands with Gianfranco Fini, president of Italy's Chamber of Deputies, during a visit to Sacred Heart University in Rome May 3. L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters|
Excluding truth and the transcendent from scientific debate and research has impoverished modern thought and weakened the intellect's ability to understand reality, Pope Benedict XVI said.Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.
True intellectual and scientific progress requires an openness to dialogue with opposing views, rather than settling with the "mere repetition" of what one already knows, he added.
The Pope made his remarks May 3 in an address to faculty, doctors and students at Rome's Sacred Heart University, one of the biggest Catholic universities in the world.