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Here is a collection of his best quotes: God is not "a magician with a magic wand" and the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real, the Pope declared in 2014.
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. “The Big Bang, which today we hold to be the origin of the world, does not contradict the intervention of the divine creator but, rather, requires it.
“Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.” Experts interpreted his comments as an attack on the "pseudo theories" of creationism and intelligent design which some argued his predecessor, Benedict XVI, had espoused.
But Pope Francis' comments followed those of Pope Pius XII who actively welcomed the Big Bang theory and Pope John Paul II who suggested evolution is "more than a hypothesis" and is an "effectively proven fact".
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During his four years in office, Pope Francis has declared evolution is real, assured atheists they don't have to believe in God to go to heaven, and spoken out against the rise of populism in the west.
Encouraging Catholics to practice what their religion teaches, in his often impromptu sermons, the 80-year-old pontiff has also likened the sexual abuse of children by priests with "satanic mass" and told his cardinals not to act as if they were "princes".
“Marriage is like a coffin and each kid is another nail”- Homer Simpson's quip in How I Spent My Strummer Vacation (2002).
The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and developed by Groening, James L Brooks and Sam Simon.Pope Francis has called on the world to work to resolve the refugee crisis, saying the world needs bridges instead of walls.