What exactly is the Church's teaching on the theory of evolution?

I have a friend and he’s a very devout Catholic, but the problem is, he thinks that the theory of evolution violates the Adam and Eve story. I don’t, because I think that the Bible is true in the spiritual sense, not necessarily the literal sense. I think he’s confusing evolution, the scientific theory, with atheistic evolution, the theological belief.

Who’s right?

Thanks in advance,
Alex

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