Vatican: OK to Believe in Aliens

If God wants to create aliens, 'we can't limit his freedom,' says astronomer
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 14, 2008 10:04 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Believing in God doesn’t mean you can’t believe in aliens, the Vatican’s chief astronomer told L’Osservatore Romano. God may well have created other creatures, including intelligent ones. “We cannot place limits on God’s creative freedom,” he noted.

Christians could “admit the existence of other worlds and other forms of life, even those more evolved than ours, without necessarily questioning faith in the creation, the incarnation and the redemption of mankind,” he said.