Vatican believe in aliens

November 23, 2012 5:21



The Catholic Church has made a number of very sensational statements concerning extraterrestrial life. Director of the Vatican Observatory — Jesuit priest José Funes — admitted the existence of other civilizations beyond Earth, RIA "Novosti". "Until today, we have found no evidence that extraterrestrial life exists. But in the universe of billions of galaxies, each with billions of stars, you can not knowingly exclude the existence of life, "- he said during a conference held in Rome on the initiative of the Catholic Church.
Funes called attention to the fact that the search for signals from intelligent civilizations of life on other planets needed for people to better understand themselves and to "realize its own source of life." The astronomer said that the Catholic Church has always been interested in science, adding that one can never know what will happen to us, even after 10 — 15 years. "We know about 350 stars, around which the planets revolve. It is possible that some of them may be a planet, similar to the natural conditions of the earth, "- he said.

According to astronomers, the universe is not a "result of the chaos," and the very nature clearly and logically structured, which, in turn, allows people to carry out various research, discover and understand the laws of physics. "Science can meditate and find the laws of nature, which reflects the order," — noted Funes.

Statement on the matter did Pope Benedict XVI, who noted that science and faith in God are compatible, since both one and the other is necessary for the preservation of life on earth. "Faith does not conflict with science, but rather working with her. While science is discovering something new about the man and the cosmos, faith shows what is really good for people and in line with what humanity should move "- gives his word Peace FM.

Vatican astronomers conduct their research in one of the world's oldest observatories Specola Vaticana. They also use powerful telescopes in the U.S. state of Arizona, and regularly participate in major international scientific conferences.

Arkady Azayev

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