The Copernican heliocentric idea, widespread and defended by Galileo, has had a big impact in the philosophical and religious thought. […] The astrobiology, the study of life in the universe is a scientific discipline at the forefront. For this reason the Vatican Observatory is involved in this frontier research with implications philosophical, theological, and social, organizing schools and conferences on this topic. […] Research astrobiological with questions and the spell cast by the scientists and the public opens a road border to the suburbs, existential and physical, farther and deeper.
While, all we can do is wait patiently for God’s surprises those who “saw everything he had made, and behold, it was very good” (Genesis 1: 31), knowing that He is the first and last word, final.
introduction to the exhibition of Father Jose Gabriel Funes Director of the Vatican Observatory
They have spoken
Father José Gabriel Funes, S.J. Director of the Vatican Observatory
Father Sabino Maffeo, S.J. emeritus of the Vatican Observatory
Father Gabriele Gionti, S.J. cosmologist of the Vatican Observatory