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Pope Francis (AP)

Francis also says Big Bang theory and evolution do not eliminate God’s existence

Francis: 'God is not a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life' (AP)

Morning Catholic must-reads: 28/10/14

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Dawkins: not as much of an expert on Charles Darwin as he thinks

There is, Darwin said, an ‘impossibility of conceiving this immense and wonderful universe … as the result of blind chance or necessity…. I deserve to be called a Theist’

Above: Republican candidates Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, New Gingrich and Rick Perry

Dennis Sewell says most US voters reject the theory because of claims that it makes God and Christian morality redundant

Sir David Attenborough wants the Government to tackle the 'threat' of creationism in schools (Photo: PA)

Of course schools should teach evolution – but they should not present it as a substitute for God

A visitor to the American Museum of Natural History in New York inspects a display of animal skeletons  (AP Photo: Mary Altaffer)

Clive Copus and Stratford Caldecott debate the theory of evolution