The Vatican which reinforced the belief that Earth was the center of the Universe and the sun revolved around our planet instead has now relaxed its view of mankind's place in the cosmos. The Pope’s chief astronomer Father Jose Funes has now confirmed that the Vatican Observatory in Rome believes in life on other planets.
Astronomers at the Vatican Observatory, who have been studying the heavens since 1582, have said discoveries of new Earth like planets have strengthened their belief that there could be life on other planets. This statement comes in the wake of NASA's discovery of an Earth-like planet 1,400 light years away from the Kepler space telescope.
Fr. Jose' G. Funes, SJ writes in L'Osservatore Romano (in Italian) on the discovery of Pianet Kepler 452B http://t.co/At7dPVkjES
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Father Jose said: 'It is probably there was life and perhaps a form of intelligent life… I don't think we'll ever meet a Mr Spock.
'The discovery of intelligent life does not mean there's another Jesus. The Incarnation of the son of God is a unique event in the history of humanity of the universe.'