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July 20, 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.
Pope Paul VI, with much of the world, watched the moon landing on television in 1969. “Man has a natural urge to explore the unknown, to know the unknown; yet man has also a fear of the unknown,” he said in a message to the astronauts. “Your bravery has transcended this fear and through your intrepid adventure man has taken another step toward knowing more of the universe.”