Father Gabriel Funes, the Pope's chief astronomer, says that life on Mars could exist and that intelligent beings could exist in other solar systems and that the search for extraterrestrial life does not contradict belief in God. Funes directs the Vatican Observatory near Rome. Few people realize that the Vatican funds several telescopes, including one right here in the US, in Arizona.
In BBC News, David Willey reports that, writing in the Vatican newspaper, Funes also addressed the subject of "the Catholic Church's condemnation four centuries ago of the Italian inventor of the telescope, Galileo." According to Willey, "Father Funes diplomatically says mistakes were made, but it is time to turn the page and look towards the future."
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Yet another prediction from the Master of the Key looks like it's coming true. Have we received any visitors?
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