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Monday, November 28, 2005

The Vatican & The Aliens

In a recent post I mentioned the call of a former Canadian Defense Minister to hold hearing on aliens. This time it is the Vatican which is raising the issue but for different reasons of course.
Half a century on, the Catholic Church is finally getting round to asking what it would mean for their religion if humankind were to establish the existence of intelligent aliens. The question weighs heavily on the mind of Guy Consolmagno, a 53-year-old Jesuit from Detroit and the Pope’s astronomer. Sitting among his telescopes in Castel Gandolfo, the Pope’s summer palace, Consolmagno, is puzzling over whether or not the Catholic Church could – or should – baptise an alien. Were such creatures discovered, ought the Pope to consider ordaining an ET? And if the human race ever masters interstellar travel, should missionaries be sent into outer space ... ?
( Via Sploid)


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