A few days ago 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 e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ 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 e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ intelligences. In recent years, the Holy See has played an important role in the debate over e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ 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 e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳s and their contacts with humans from its embassies in various countries, including Mexico, Chile and Venezuela.”
Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno said in 2010 that a̳l̳i̳e̳n̳s 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 e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ 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 e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ life.
“If we do consider some earthly creatures as ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ , why can we not talk about an ‘e̳x̳t̳r̳a̳t̳e̳r̳r̳e̳s̳t̳r̳i̳a̳l̳ 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.
Do you think the Vatican knows more?