‘Shocking testimony’ is not so shocking to some these days, especially when you have statements from hundreds of credible ‘high ranking’ people within the military, academia, and political realms alluding to the fact that, as Dr. Edgar Mitchell says (6th man to walk on the moon), “we are not alone, they’ve been coming here for a long time.” If you want to view some more statements, and have a look at some documents, you can check them out in THIS heavily sourced article to further your research. For more CE articles on this subject you can click HERE.
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. In Islam, God created other planets similar to Earth, full of other life forms. Islam also speaks of the jinn, multidimensional creatures who can be “good” or “evil.” In Christianity there are various interpretations of life beyond our own world, and in many ancient Vedic scriptures we have the same. 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. It’s no secret that the Vatican has been active in the sciences, particularly astronomy – the’ve maintained several major astronomical observatories and a large collection of radio telescopes.
“The existence of these beings is real. We can’t have doubts.” (source)
The statement above comes from Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a longtime friend of Pope John Paul II and the Vatican’s leading exorcist. 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.”
The list of comments goes on and on, and as UFO researcher Richard Dolan argues:
“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. (source)
He has also said that extraterrestrials beings would be welcomed, and that he would try to have them baptized. Guy Consolmango (mentioned earlier) has expressed the same sentiment. (source)
Whether it’s the massive Vatican sex abuse scandal, all of the ancient texts that have remained locked throughout history (not for public viewing), mass murder, black magic, or the routine silencing of scientists, the Vatican is no stranger to controversy. Whether they’ve used religion as a form of control, and plan on doing the same thing when it comes to extraterrestrial life, who knows. 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 (as shown by an article linked in the first paragraph of this article).
Whether religions, or parts of religion, are used as a form of control is a completely different topic, and I’ll save that for another article.
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Consolmango, Guy. Intelligent Life in the Universe? Catholic belief and the search for extraterrestrial intelligent life. Catholic Truth Society, 2005.
Dolan, Ricard and Zabel, Bryce: A.D: After Disclosure. Found here.
All other sources linked within the article.