The Priest Who Discovered the Big Bang

Added 2 September 2016 by Duke Catholic Center

Did you know that a Catholic priest, Msgr. Georges Lemaitre, developed the Big Bang Theory in 1927? And that Pope Pius XII's enthusiastic response led to some interesting wrinkles? Enjoy the fascinating story of this Belgian priest-astrophysicist, his profound insight into cosmic origins, and his dialogue with the Church over the theological interpretation of his discovers.

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