This new address of Pope Benedict XVI comes to shed further light in the discussion of science and faith.
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is a moving experience for me to stand and give a lecture at this
university podium once again. I think back to those years when, after a
pleasant period at the Freisinger Hochschule, I began teaching at the
University of Bonn. This was in 1959, in the days of the old university made
up of ordinary professors. The various chairs had neither assistants nor
secretaries, but in recompense there was much direct contact with students
and in particular among the professors themselves. We would meet before and
after lessons in the rooms of the teaching staff. There was a lively
exchange with historians, philosophers, philologists and, naturally, between
the two theological faculties.