I should start off here by saying that I am a new Catholic so I am of very little knowledge as to what the Church believes and teaches. I apologise in advance if anything I have said in this post is out of line.
I’ve watched several videos on analyses of Noah’s Ark and there has been no historical records of a flood occurring in countries like Egypt or China in the year 2348 BC (some people say this is the year of the Great Flood). Historical records from before and after 2348 BC show no disruption of civilisation in countries outside of the Middle East. I don’t even know if there are historical records that show a disruption of civilisation of countries in the Middle East. A flood that would have killed everyone on Earth except for those on the ark would have caused a disruption in civilisation.
There are also other problems like how Noah brought two animals of each kind on the ark and somehow had enough food and water for one year.
I asked a priest this and they said that it could have been a localised flood. The thing is with that is why would God make a flood in one part of the world for the reason of people turning away from God? Wouldn’t there have been a greater number of heretics in countries like China and elsewhere where Judaism wasn’t known?
Also why would Noah build an ark if the flood was localised to one part of the world? Why not just leave that part of the world until the flood is over?
So, given that there is little evidence except Scripture of the Great Flood happening. How are we as Catholic’s meant to believe in Noah’s Ark. What are we supposed to believe?