Gen 1:1-5 1 In the beginning God *c r e a t e d * the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day. (note: the morning and evening marked the 'day', just like our today)
The Pope has recently made comments about evolution and the big bang theory that reveal his opinion may differ with the book of Genesis account of creation, especially the six days time period described in the book, with the length of days also described as 6 24 hour periods, ie. day and night equaling one day. (the Pope did this by calling the big bang and evolution theories 'real'-http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-declares-evolution-and-big-bang-theory-are-right-and-god-isnt-a-magician-with-a-magic-wand-9822514.html
If God planned to use the Big Bang or if He had wanted to use a process like evolution, He could have told us about it in the Bible, as He did all the other important things to our lives.
Instead Genesis 1 gives us an entirely different picture than either the Big Bang or Evolution. Since Genesis 1 describes the length of the days mentioned, ie. one day equals morning and evening, and then light and darkness, we already have our biblical account of how Creation occurred, with even the time frame spelled out in black and white. The creation days are the same as all of the other days on earth, containing light and darkness from morning to evening.
God would have the ability to just as easily inspire and inform us if He created things, one out of the next, using a process of evolution. He could have also described the Big Bang to us, just as easily, in the words of the beginning of Genesis.
Is Genesis 1 now thought to be a poetic story by the Pope and the RCC?
I believe well intentioned believers in God have been taken advantage of by theories of scientists. Hasn't science always proved the Bible to be true, in the past? Yes, it has. Please see [Understanding Creation - Copeland & Baugh (1) | YouTube] (Dr. Carl Baugh for evidence that supports the Genesis Creation Account and how the actual established laws of physics themselves contradict the big bang theory and evolution. They also explain how carbon dating is being used to guess at the age of things they use it to date, and how unreliable carbon dating is, listing all the errors it has produced.