John Wilkins notes that Fr. George Coyne was been removed from his post as head of the Vatican observatory. It’s not clear from the news reports that I have read whether Coyne was removed due to this stance on ID, which he described as a “kind of paganism”. He has been replaced by Fr. José Funes who apparently has stated:
“When I teach at the University of Arizona, I tell students, I am a priest, a Jesuit, but my class is a science class … and Science is about natural, not supernatural causes.”
It will be interesting to see what Funes has to say about ID.