THE IMPACT OF UFOS AND ALIENS ON THE VATICAN
Introduction by Lloyd Pye:
After nearly 12 years of effort, within the next few
months members of the Starchild Project will formally announce to the
world that we have proved beyond any degree of scientific doubt that at
least once, 900 years ago, an alien-human hybrid (the Starchild) lived
and died on planet Earth. This historic announcement will rattle the
foundations of all the world's mainstream sciences, religions, and
For over a decade I've been saying that the most
impacted group will be scientists because they so despise being wrong,
and on the question of UFO-alien reality they have been not just wrong
but shamefully, obstinately, abysmally wrong--as wrong as wrong can get
when it regards an important issue. They will be years, if not decades,
overcoming the collective black eye they will get confronting this new
The next most impacted will be world governments,
particularly the US government, which will have to confess to decades of
bald-faced lying and manipulation of their public's trust. This is, of
course, something they are quite comfortable doing because they have to
do it so often. They will be embarrassed, but no more than that.
The least impacted will be the world's religions because
their response to the news needs only to be an expansion of the reach of
their respective deities to include alien species. They have not
militantly lobbied against alien reality, as science has done, nor have
they habitually lied and concealed the truth about it to the extent
governments do. The article below gives strong support to this third
assumption, as you will see.
Are World Powers Waiting For Vatican
Approval Before Full UFO / Alien Disclosure?
Back in November 2009, The Vatican completed
a five day conference where scientists convened to discuss the detection
and implications of extraterrestrial life. The conference itself was
officially convened by the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences,
chaired by its religious leader Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, and was
held on private Vatican grounds from November 6-10. The Vatican’s
openness to discussion of extraterrestrial life is no accident. It is
part of an openness policy secretly adopted by the United Nations in
February 2008. In fact, the Vatican is playing a leading role in
preparing the world for extraterrestrial disclosure.
For most observers, the conference was an innovative scientific
gathering sanctioned by the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences to
show the Holy See’s support for modern science in the detection of
extraterrestrial life. The conference primarily focused on the detection
of primitive extraterrestrial life forms, and featured presentations
from nearly 30 international experts in astronomy, physics and biology.
Discussion of the implications of intelligent extraterrestrial life,
both scientific and theological, did not appear prominently in the
conference agenda. One of the presenters, however, Prof Paul Davies
commented on the religious implications of discovering intelligent
extraterrestrial life: "If you look back at the history of Christian
debate on this, it divides into two camps. There are those that believe
that it is human destiny to bring salvation to the aliens, and those who
believe in multiple incarnations," Davies pointed out that the multiple
incarnations theory, the idea that multiple examples of Jesus Christ
would be found in the universe “is a heresy in Catholicism."
A major driving force behind the conference was the Director of the
Vatican Observatory, the Jesuit priest Father Jose Gabriel Funes. Father
Funes, an Argentine named to his position by Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.
In May 2008, Funes gave an interview to the Vatican’s L’Osservatore
Romano newspaper saying that the existence of intelligent
extraterrestrials posed no problems to Catholic theology.
Father Funes said it was difficult to exclude the possibility that other
intelligent life exists in the universe, and he noted that one field of
astronomy is now actively seeking "biomarkers" in spectrum analysis of
other stars and planets.
These potential forms of life could include those that have no need of
oxygen or hydrogen, he said. Just as God created multiple forms of life
on earth, he said, there may be diverse forms throughout the universe.
"This is not in contrast with the faith, because we cannot place limits
on the creative freedom of God," he said.
"To use St. Francis' words, if we consider earthly creatures as
'brothers' and 'sisters,' why can't we also speak of an
'extraterrestrial brother?'" he said.
Asked about implications that the discovery of alien life might pose for
Christian redemption, Father Funes cited the Gospel parable of the
shepherd who left his flock of 99 sheep in order to search for the one
that was lost.
"We who belong to the human race could really be that lost sheep, the
sinners who need a pastor," he said.
"God became man in Jesus in order to save us. So if there are also other
intelligent beings, it's not a given that they need redemption. They
might have remained in full friendship with their creator," he said.
Father Funes went on to say that Christ's incarnation and sacrifice was
a unique and unrepeatable event. But he said he was sure that, if
needed, God's mercy would be offered to aliens, as it was to humans.
On another topic, the priest said he saw no real contradiction between
evolutionary science and the Christian faith, as long as evolution does
not become an absolute ideology.
"As an astronomer, I can say that from the observation of stars and
galaxies there emerges a clear evolutionary process," he said.
He said that in his opinion the big-bang theory remains the best
explanation of the origin of the universe from a scientific point of
view. Above all, it's a reasonable explanation, he said.
As for the biblical account of creation, Father Funes said it was wrong
to expect a scientific explanation from the Bible.
"The Bible is not fundamentally a work of science," he said. "It is a
letter of love that God has written to his people, in a language that
was used 2,000-3,000 years ago. Obviously, at that time a concept like
the big bang was totally extraneous."
He said he was convinced that astronomy was a science that can open
people's minds and hearts and bring them closer to God. The idea that
astronomy leads to an atheistic view of the universe is a myth, he said.
Most importantly, Funes’ statement makes possible the idea that
Christianity can be exported to extraterrestrial worlds that have not
experienced a ‘fall’ and are free from original sin.
The Vatican’s new openness on extraterrestrial life is consistent with
reports of secret discussions held at the United Nations that began in
February 2008. The Vatican’s permanent representative to the UN,
Archbishop Celestino Migliore, was reported to have attended along with
a number of other prominent government officials to discuss increased
UFO sightings and the implications of extraterrestrial visitation.
Significantly, Migliore's position requires that he maintains close
relations with the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences. At the time
of the secret UN discussions, Migliore made a presentation on moral
issues associated with scientific problems such as climate change. Most
importantly, the UN discussions reportedly led to a new policy of
openness being adopted by approximately 30 nations that would begin in
Another noteworthy participant reported to have attended the 2008 UN
discussions was Britain’s Permanent representative at the time, Sir John
Sawers. Sawers was later appointed to head Britain’s prestigious foreign
intelligence service MI6. The appointment of a diplomat to head an
intelligence service was highly unusual. According to a BBC report:
“giving the job to someone more recently associated with diplomatic
service was regarded as a break from the tradition.” Seen in the context
of the February UN meetings, perhaps MI6 was acknowledging the need for
greater diplomacy in dealing with problems posed by a new openness
policy on UFOs, and eventual disclosure of extraterrestrial life.
The Vatican sponsored astrobiology conference was a landmark event. It
showed that the Vatican was willing to officially sanction public
discussions on the existence of extraterrestrial life. More
significantly, it showed that the Vatican was willing to initiate a
comprehensive dialogue on the theological implications of the discovery
of intelligent extraterrestrial life. The Vatican’s astrobiology
conference is yet one more sign that major global institutions are
preparing for some kind of formal disclosure concerning UFOs and/or
extraterrestrial life. This is a direct outcome of a series of landmark
meetings at the UN beginning in February 2008 that led to the adoption
of a new openness policy.
It seems the Vatican is taking the openness policy to a new level, and
preparing the public for some kind of formal extraterrestrial disclosure
announcement. Numerous independent sources have predicted such
disclosure is imminent, and that the Obama administration is expected to
play a prominent role. The Vatican is also positioning itself to play a
major role in such an announcement and in a post-disclosure world. Its
emerging theological position that extraterrestrials “are our brothers”
is a welcome departure from more hostile depictions of extraterrestrial
life found in some religious denominations and in Hollywood movies. On
the other hand, the idea that the Vatican could justify sending
missionaries to convert extraterrestrials born without original sin,
does raise major concerns. The Vatican, nevertheless, is currently
playing a constructive role in preparing the public for the imminent
disclosure of extraterrestrial life.