Pope Francis Says He Would Baptise Aliens

May 26, 2014 by  
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Pope Francis has said that he would be willing to baptise aliens if they came to the Vatican, asking “who are we to close doors” to anyone – even Martians.

In a homily yesterday dedicated to the concepts of acceptance and inclusion, Francis recalled a Bible story about the conversion of the first pagans to Christianity, according to reports on Vatican Radio.

He said Catholicism was a church of “open doors”, and that it was up to Christians to accept the Holy Spirit however “unthinkable” and “unimaginable” it appeared.

Describing how, according to the Bible, Peter was criticised by the Christians of Jerusalem for making contact with a community of “unclean” pagans, Francis said that at the time that too was “unthinkable.”

“If, for example, tomorrow an expedition of Martians came to us here and one said ‘I want to be baptised!’, what would happen?”

Clarifying that he really was talking about aliens, the Pope said, “Martians, right? Green, with long noses and big ears, like in children’s drawings.”

(Source: The Independent)




  • Anthony MT Fisher

    Wait, but this one happened…The title was a little misleading (never actually said he’d baptize Aliens) but he did actually say all of the things above (and in the same context). Did I miss where the satirical part is, or is it simply meant to be a satire of the satire (here’s a story that sounds completely ridiculous, but it is completely true)?

  • easthorizon

    This is the best post ever.

  • FrankieBeanPie

    I see what you did there.

  • Benedict XVI

    FRANCIS: Breaking Catholic satire so you don’t have to.

  • PureCatholic

    EOTT is the best

  • fredx2

    The Episcopalian Society of Mars issued a press release objecting to the Pope’s statement, saying “We do not believe poaching each others members is good practice.”