Catholic leadership globally paid tribute to Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist, cosmologist and author, following his death on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the age of 76.
Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 and educated at the University of Oxford and University of Cambridge. He was a lifetime member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, and well respected among numerous religious leaders for his contributions to the field of science.
Despite the debilitating effects of motor neurone disease (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease) Hawking continued his work in the scientific field and following the loss of his ability to speak, he communicated through a speech generating device.
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