On Thursday, Pope Francis proved again he is the coolest pope we could ever have. He and the astronauts who are currently on the International Space Station had a friendly discussion and went all philosophical on subjects ranging from space, God, heaven, and the meaning of life.
Pope Francis and the ISS astronauts had a friendly chat
A NASA video showed us Pope Francis sitting in the Library of Vatican, on a golden chair in front of a massive TV displaying six astronauts on the International Space Station. They all held an enjoyable chat about all kinds of subjects.
Astronauts must be thinking about all of them while they are standing there watching our entire planet. They included the existence of heaven and how man can get there, the true meaning of life, and the correlation between science and religion.
Pope Francis is everybody’s favorite, and he made himself loved thanks to his progressive views, which sometimes are incredibly modern for a man of God. However, this is not the first time when a pope chats with the ISS crew on video. The first to do it was Pope Benedict XVI, back in 2011.
They spoke of science, religion, and, last but not least, world peace
Also, the Pope was extremely interested in finding out how the life of an astronaut is, and how it feels to be out in space and see the vastness of Earth. To this question, astronauts admitted there was no way they could get out there and not be touched by the beauty of the view.
Astronauts want to promote peace, as they see the world as it is, without conflicts or borders to separate us. Also, they hope to set an example of global understanding, and Pope Francis supports them in this noble pursuit. Throughout the entire chat, the Pope spoke Italian, but ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli could translate everything to their crew mates.
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