He said faith allows you to know God, and that along with reason, it shapes all activities towards achieving a greater good.
“Far from being in conflict, faith and science go hand in hand in the service of man’s moral advancement and his wise stewardship of creation.”
On Wednesday, the Church also observed the Day of Enclosed Religious Orders. The Pope asked attendees to help these monasteries in prayer and monetarily.
“I invite all Christians to help so that these enclosed monasteries will not go without spiritual and material assistance. We owe a great deal to these people who devote themselves completely to prayer on behalf of the Church and the world.”
Before closing off the audience, Benedict XVI addressed the ongoing conflict in the Middle East. He called on Israeli and Palestinian leaders to take courageous steps to achieve peace.