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Pope Francis’ Claims About God and Evolution Spark Major Debate — but Here’s Why Some Are Lambasting the Media

Posted on AllSides November 2nd, 2014
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Pope Francis’ recent comments favoring evolution and the Big Bang Theory led to rampant media coverage claiming that the pontiff is embracing a newfound and “progressive” mentality.

But many critics are charging that journalists generally missed the mark, noting that there was nothing new about his statements and citing the Catholic Church’s decades-old belief that evolution and God’s role in sparking creation are not incompatible concepts.

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