CBNNews.com - The Catholic church believes there is room for evolution and faith in God the creator, according to a top Vatican official.
Cardinal William Joseph Levada made his comments during a conference at the Vatican on evolution and Darwinism.
The conference marks the 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's "The Origin of the Species."
"Our beliefs of course hold to the belief in creation," said Cardinal William Joseph Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. "We believe that however creation has come about and evolved, that ultimately God is the creator of all things."
Levada went on to say the atheist notion that evolution proves there is no God is "absurd."
Vatican officials also say "intelligent design" is not science and that teaching it along side evolution in schools only creates confusion.
Source: The Associated Press