A few days ago appeared we published an article about e-mails by US astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell that was sent to John Podesta, the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton, about extraterrestrial life.
In one of the emails the sixth man on the moon refers to the Vatican. Mitchell, who died earlier this year, wrote that the Vatican is aware of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligences. In recent years, the Holy See has played an important role in the debate over extraterrestrial life.
Take for instance Monsignor Corrado Balducci (1923-2008). The theologian of the Vatican said : “Extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon. The Vatican receives much information about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its embassies in various countries, including Mexico, Chile and Venezuela.”
Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno said in 2010 that aliens who wish to be baptized may not be refused by the church because “any entity, no matter how many tentacles it has, also has a soul.”
José Gabriel Funes of the Vatican space observatory said: “It is likely that there is extraterrestrial life and perhaps there are even intelligent beings.” He stated for years that the teachings of the Catholic Church is not at odds with the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
“If we do consider some earthly creatures as ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ , why can we not talk about an ‘extraterrestrial brother’?” Funes said.
In many cases, religion affirms the existence of life beyond Earth. Sikhism for example, states that God does not have confined life to our planet. According to Islam, God created other planets teeming with life. Islam also speaks of Djinn, multidimensional beings who can be good or bad. And there are many more examples.