Please explain the big bang and the creation of the world?

I am disturbed by what I read today saying that the Pope believes in the Big Bang Theary.So does that leave the creation account out? Why would God have to rely on some massive explosion to happen in order for Him to beging creating or in bringing life to begin anywhere?? It makes me sad that when I became catholic seven years ago I thought that I could count on theChurch to teach everything that the Bible teaches us about our beginings. Please help me to understand.

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