Are you still sure that intelligence agencies and scientists know more about extraterrestrial civilizations than everyone else? In fact, science centers, CIA, and individuals like Elon Musk and Bill Gates are less aware of UFOs and alien visitations than the Pope. You will be surprised to learn that the Vatican has its own space research program.
The Vatican Observatory is an astronomical research and educational institution supported by the Holy See. Originally based in the Roman College of Rome, the Observatory is now headquartered in Castel Gandolfo, Italy and operates a telescope at the Mount Graham International Observatory in the United States.
Indirect confirmation that the Vatican is “in the know” is the statements of Pope Francis and his predecessor about extraterrestrial life.
Cultists have repeatedly pointed out that soon people will get acquainted with extraterrestrial intelligence, learn more about extraterrestrial civilizations. And there is no doubt that the Vatican takes aliens more than seriously. So, for example, it was announced the possibility of converting them to Catholicism.
“Honestly I wouldn’t know how to answer,” the Pope replied, explaining that while scientific knowledge has until now excluded the possibility of other thinking beings in the universe, “until America was discovered we thought it didn’t exist, and instead it existed,” Pope Francis said.
“But in every case I think that we should stick to what the scientists tell us, still aware that the Creator is infinitely greater than our knowledge.”
Francis said that the one thing he is sure about in the universe and the world in which we live is that it “is not the result of chance or chaos,” but rather of divine intelligence.
Yes, the research power of the Vatican pales against the backdrop of NASA’s latest technological advances, but the facts speak for themselves.
Until the 19th century, this religious organization was known for opening astronomical observatories and scientific schools, where young and able scientists were trained in the technique of observing space.
The observatory of the Vatican, which still exists today, is one of the oldest and most authoritative on a planetary scale.
But that’s not all. It turns out that the Vatican also has a space program, which, according to experts, is not much inferior to the program of the same NASA.
The Vatican has quite modern and powerful telescopes and other observation equipment. The largest telescope monitors space in the infrared range, and significantly exceeds the capabilities of analogues.
And one more interesting fact to think about. As the Vatican conducts space research, more and more people on Earth begin to believe in the reality of alien life.
According to statistics, in 1990 this number was estimated at 27% of the world’s population. In 2000 it increased to 33%. Now it is approaching the mark of 65%. Thus, the Vatican’s awareness of extraterrestrial life can be seen as a “fire of knowledge.”
Jesuit Father Jose Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory, said Christians should consider alien life as an “extraterrestrial brother” and a part of God’s creation.
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.
According to some scientists, the goals and objectives of the ministers of the church have changed somewhat. Now they are clearly focused on preparing humanity for an encounter with aliens.