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The Vatican's Space Observatory Wants To See Stars And Faith Align

For a long time, the Catholic Church rejected scientific findings that conflicted with its doctrine, even persecuting Galileo. Now the Vatican looks to promote its observatory as a bridge to science.

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The Vatican's Space Observatory Wants To See Stars And Faith Align

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