How old is the earth?

Many evangelical churches teach that the earth is 5000-10,000 years old. What is Catholic teaching on the age of the earth?

JohnGKennedy,

The following links should assist you in better understanding the Catholic Church’s teaching on how old the earth is - and Creation is general. If you have any further questions or concerns that are not answered by these links, please contact Catholic Answers directly.

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