Pope Francis looks at the ceiling of Milan's cathedral at Piazza Duomo during a one day visit in Milan, on March 25, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

“As you’re contemplating the undoubted limits of the universe, it makes us think about where we come from and where we’re going,” he said. “In light of your experiences in space, what are your thoughts regarding the place of man in the universe?”
Nespoli, who has been at the space station since July, told Francis that he’s  largely a technical person familiar with experiments, machinery and equipment. He said he’s hoping that in the future, theologians, philosophers, poets and other creative minds will be able to visit space to contemplate these big ideas.
“When we speak of these much more internal questions of where we come from, I remain rather perplexed … I think that our objective here is that of knowing our being and to fill our knowledge to understand what’s around us,” Nespoli said. “But on the other hand, an interesting thing is that the more we know, the more …