Pope Benedict Disses Creationism

The Vatican has announced that it will host a world conference centered on the works of Darwin next month. The conference will hold a session on Creationism, but only viewing the idea as a "cultural phenomenon" rather than a valid scientific theory or branch.

As the story over at The Register points out, this is not the first disagreement between the Vatican and other modern divisions of Christianity, nor is it representative of shift in the Vatican to supporting major science initiatives - stem cells, etc are still on the "we don't like you list" for the Holy See.