One common misconception about extraterrestrial life is the idea that it goes against religion.
This could not be further from the truth, as in most cases, religion actually confirms the existence of life beyond our own world. For example, in Sikhism, God did not limit life to our planet, but created it throughout the cosmos.
The list goes on and on, and the examples don’t stop. This is why when it comes to Catholicism, and statements coming from the Vatican about extraterrestrials, it’s not really a surprise.
For the past few years, the world’s largest church seems to have been positioning itself to be a major player in the alien debate.
“The existence of these beings is real. We can’t have doubts.” video below:
He has been quite outspoken about extraterrestrials, stating more than once that contact between humans and extraterrestrials has already happened. The above quote is one statement out of many that he’s made.
In 2005, Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmango stated that humankind is facing a future discovery of extraterrestrial intelligence. In 2008, Vatican chief astronomer Father Jose Gabril Funes stated that the discovery of intelligent extraterrestrial life, and its existence on a planet other than Earth, “doesn’t contradict our faith.”
“It is doubtful that all of these Vatican authorities would speak so openly if they felt they were in conflict with official doctrine. Quietly, a policy appears to have been decided upon.” (A.D. After Disclosure)
As for Pope Francis, this is what he has had to say:
"He created beings and allowed them to develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one, so that they were able to develop and to arrive at their fullness of being. He gave autonomy to the beings of the universe at the same time at which he assured them of his continuous presence, giving being to every reality.
"And so creation continued for centuries and centuries, millennia and millennia, until it became which we know today, precisely because God is not a demiurge or a magician, but the creator who gives being to all things."
Pope Francis has been making a lot of positive headlines lately, which seems to have many people confused, given the fact that a massive amount of people perceive an organization like the Vatican to be a ‘dark’ one (just as many people perceive it to be a ‘good’ one).
This is a completely different subject, and I just wanted to keep this article on the fact that the Vatican endorses, and possibly knows about, the reality of extraterrestrial life, as do many within the military, political, and academic realms.
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