What is the Catholic Church’s position on evolution?

The Catholic Church has no position on whether the scientific theory of evolution is true or not. Sacred Scripture tells us that God created the world with order and purpose. It does not tell us whether or not God chose to use evolution as part of that purposeful creative process.

If God did indeed design creation to “assemble itself” through evolution, then this is an incredible creative feat on God’s part, and a great testimony to God’s creative genius.

The evolution of nature does not contrast with the notion of creation, as evolution presupposes the creation of beings that evolve.

— Pope Francis

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