Vatican astronomer ponders baptism of extra-terrestrials

A pocket-sized book published by the Catholic Truth Society in the UK addresses Catholic attitudes to extra-terrestrial life. Independent Catholic News reports that with increasing numbers of people believing not only in the possibility of intelligent life on other planets, but even claiming encounters with aliens, it is not surprising that the Catholic Church is beginning to explore what effect the discovery of sentient ETs might have on Christian theology.

It’s a little behind the wave this – a recent Fortean Times has been discussing the decline in ET experiences, and their influences. Oh well.
Catholic News: Vatican astronomer ponders baptism of extra-terrestrials

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