Pope’s quotes: God the Creator

A quote from Pope Francis:

“ … The action of humanity is part of God’s power and is able to build a world suited to his dual corporal and spiritual life; to build a human world for all human beings and not for a group or a class of privileged persons. This hope and trust in God, the Creator of nature, and in the capacity of the human spirit can offer the researcher a new energy and profound serenity. But it is also true that the action of humanity — when freedom becomes autonomy — which is not freedom, but autonomy — destroys creation and man takes the place of the Creator. And this is a grave sin against God the Creator.”

— Plenary session of Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Casina Pio IV, Oct. 27, 2014

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