Pope Francis: Yes, Aliens Can Be Roman Catholics, Too

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PIC: Chinese Govt

Yes, Your Holiness, but what about the Xenomorphs, Predators, and  Body Snatchers? Will the acid-blooded, gene-stealing, and crab-faced among us be denied holy communion?

Little green men from outer space can be Catholics too!

Pope Francis, bending over backwards to strike an inclusionary tone for his church, joked that he’d welcome Martians into the fold and baptize them.

“Green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw,” Francis told worshipers during Mass at his modest Casa Santa Martha residence within the Vatican.

“If tomorrow, for example, an expedition of Martians arrives and some of them come to us … and if one of them says: ‘Me, I want to be baptized!’ what would happen?”

The down-to-earth Argentine pontiff said yes, of course, the spacemen should be embraced and treated as equals, according to reports by Vatican Radio and AFP.

via Pope: Aliens can be Catholics too | New York Post.

  • Dingbert

    Well, “catholic” does literally mean “universal” . . .

  • Tuna Ghost

    What would an alien wanting to be baptized say about “intelligent” life from beyond the stars?

    *rimshot*

  • Adamas Macalz

    the RCC still hasn’t given up on militarized expansion. I shudder at the thought of, and am slightly curious about the first intergalactic crusade.

  • Liam_McGonagle

    A reasonable response to their sh*tted up reputation on planet earth.

  • emperorreagan

    Do they have a space missionary program? I would like to volunteer to teach the Mooninites to read, so if the Catholic church would just build a moon base we can get to it.

    • Matt Staggs

      Ignignokt: You have deeply offended us and our god. And our god is a god of vengeance, and horror.

      Err: And action!

      Ignignokt: Our god is an Indian that turns into a wolf.

      Err: Yeah, that’s the Wolfen, man.

      Ignignokt: Well… the Wolfen will come for you, with his razor.

  • Echar Lailoken

    That’s why they are looking for aliens, to destroy convert their culture.

    Also, this smacks of Unitology. We’re screwed.

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    As you can see from the hand gesture in this photo, the pope is speaking from first hand experience.

    Classic Martian Gang Sign.

  • Hoarfraust

    Intelligent enough to master faster-than-light travel, but stupid enough to believe in an invisible man in the clouds? Say it isn’t so.

  • David Gerry

    Here it looked like this pope was turning out to be better then the previous ones but this guy is a major fruitloop whacko.