„True science discovers God in an ever-increasing degree — as though God were waiting behind every door opened by science.“

—  Pío XII

address http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Pius12/P12EXIST.HTM to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, 22 November 1951
quoted in Time, 3 December 1951
quoted by Dan Brown, Angels and Demons, page 44

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