Monsignor Padre Corrado Balducci speaks for himself and his own research and not the Vatican.




Monsignor Padre Balducci


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Vatican Official Declares Extraterrestrial Contact Is Real


by Richard Boylan, Ph.D

Monsignor Corrado Balducci, a theologian member of the Vatican Curia (governing body), and an insider close to the Pope, has gone on Italian national television five times, including recent months, to proclaim that extraterrestrial contact is a real phenomenon. Balducci provided an analysis of extraterrestrials that he feels is consistent with the Catholic Church's understanding of theology. Monsignor Balducci emphasizes that extraterrestrial encounters "are NOT demonic, they are NOT due to psychological impairment, they are NOT a case of entity attachment, but these encounters deserve to be studied carefully." Since Monsignor Balducci is a demonology expert and consultant to the Vatican , and since the Catholic Church has historically demonized many new phenomena that were poorly understood, his stating that the Church does not censure these encounters is all the more remarkable.

Balducci revealed to a visiting American professional that the Vatican is closely following this phenomenon quietly. My informant originally surmised that the Vatican is receiving much information about extraterrestrials and their contacts with humans from its Nunciatures (embassies) in various countries. But subsequent information indicated that the Monsignor has gotten his cases from other sources. Monsignor Balducci is a member of a group which acts as consultants to the Vatican on various matters concerning humans in possible contact with supernatural beings. As such, the matter of extraterrestrial encounters would fall within their purview, and possibly as well the spiritual significance of the emerging general realization of extraterrestrial contact.

Parallel information from National Security Council scientist Dr. Michael Wolf , a member of the NSC's SSG subcommittee for managing the UFO phenomenon, as well as from noted author and Vatican expert Father Malachi Martin, suggests that the Vatican is concerned that it will have a major doctrinal updating situation on its hands when extraterrestrial contact becomes authoritatively announced by world governments over the next several years.

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The official words of Monsignor Padre Balducci
Interviewed by Paola Harris and Adrianno Forgione



Monsignor Padre Balducci


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The official words of Monsignor Padre Balducci
Interviewed by Paola Harris and Adrianno Forgione


Monsignor Padre Corrado Balducci speaks for himself and his own research and not the Vatican. His conclusions come from his research in parapsychology. He states" that the human testimonies concerning the UFO phenomenon, in particular the abduction phenomenon, are essential to historical truth and must be considered heavily. They, more than some questionable scientific research, are to be taken into account because there are so many witnesses .
He adds that if we live in constant skepticism, we will destroy society and our dignity as human beings. As a comparison he used Catholicism which is entirely based on human testimony, primarily letters of followers of Christ (Apologists) who explained this religious phenomena (Christ and the Resurrection) and presented a certain truth. The church has based many of its doctrines on this human testimony. Likewise in Ufology, we know a phenomena exists and although we don't know who these aliens (possible angels) are, it possible that they could be more evolved than man is.




April 2008





Father José Gabriel Funes, an Argentine Jesuit, told the Vatican newspaper:






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Extra-terrestrial life is possible, Vatican astronomer says May 14, 2008


Rome, May. 14, 2008 (CWNews.com) - In an interview for L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's astronomer has offered his opinion that it is possible for Christians to believe in the existence of extra-terrestrial life.
Father José Gabriel Funes, an Argentine Jesuit, told the Vatican newspaper: "Just there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth there could be other beings, intelligent ones, created by God."
The astronomer's remarks appeared under the headline: "The extra-terrestrial is my brother." The interview in L'Osservatore Romano spawned dozens of headline stories in the secular press, many of them suggesting-- inaccurately-- that the Vatican had given official approval to belief in life on other planets.
Father Funes offered a more limited view, saying that the possibility of extra-terrestrial life cannot be disproved, and "does not contradict our faith." He argued that Christians should not attempt to place arbitrary limits on what God might have done in creating the universe.
However the Jesuit astronomer went on to speculate that if intelligent beings exist in another solar system, "they might have remained in full friendship with the Creator," and thus might not require salvation as the human race does.
Citing the perspective of St. Francis of Assisi, Father Funes said: "If we view earthly creatures as our brothers and sisters, why can't we speak of a brother from another planet?"





Vatican says aliens could exist
By David Willey
BBC News, Rome






Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7399661.stm




Father Funes says the universe is so vast that other life forms may exist



The Pope's chief astronomer says that life on Mars cannot be ruled out.
Writing in the Vatican newspaper, the astronomer, Father Gabriel Funes, said intelligent beings created by God could exist in outer space.
Father Funes, director of the Vatican Observatory near Rome, is a respected scientist who collaborates with universities around the world.
The search for forms of extraterrestrial life, he says, does not contradict belief in God. The official Vatican newspaper headlines his article 'Aliens Are My Brother'.


'Free from sin'


Just as there are multiple forms of life on earth, so there could exist intelligent beings in outer space created by God. And some aliens could even be free from original sin, he speculates.
Asked about the Catholic Church's condemnation four centuries ago of the Italian astronomer and physicist, Galileo, Father Funes diplomatically says mistakes were made, but it is time to turn the page and look towards the future.
Science and religion need each other, and many astronomers believe in God, he assures readers.
To strengthen its scientific credentials, the Vatican is organising a conference next year to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of the author of the Origin of Species, Charles Darwin.




May 2008



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