Photo: Pope's Views on Science Invoke Spirited Debate



Pope Benedict XVI arrives at the Nationals Park baseball stadium in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2008, to celebrate his first public mass during a visit to the United States.

The pope's warm reception in the U.S. shows that believers have embraced his religious conviction, but his record on scientific issues—from astronomy to stem cells—still has believers and non-believers scratching their heads.

Photograph by Susan Walsh/AP Photo


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