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    This all over the news... VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican s chief astronomer says that believing in aliens does not contradict faith in God. The Rev. Jose
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      This all over the news...

      VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican's chief astronomer says that believing in aliens does not contradict faith in God.
      The Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, says that the vastness of the universe means it is possible there could be other forms of life outside Earth, even intelligent ones.
      In an interview published Tuesday by Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Funes says that such a notion "doesn't contradict our faith" because aliens would still be God's creatures.
      The interview was headlined "The extraterrestrial is my brother." Funes said that ruling out the existence of aliens would be like "putting limits" on God's creative freedom.
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      Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7399661.stm



      Vatican says aliens could exist
      By David Willey
      BBC News, Rome


      The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out.
      Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.
      Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.
      The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God.
      The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article 'Aliens Are My Brother'.
      'Free from sin'
      Just as there are multiple forms of life on earth, so there could exist intelligent beings in outer space created by God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, he speculates.
      Asked about the Catholic Church's condemnation four centuries ago of the Italian inventor of the telescope, Galileo, Father Funes diplomatically says mistakes were made, but it is time to turn the page and look towards the future.
      Science and religion need each other, and many astronomers believe in God, he assures readers.
      To strengthen its scientific credentials, the Vatican is organising a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.
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      http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/europe/7399661.stm

      Published: 2008/05/13 22:08:27 GMT

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