The Vatican is bringing in experts “to study the possibility of extraterrestrial alien life and its implications for the Catholic Church.” Jose Gabriel Funes, astronomer and director of the Vatican Observatory:
The questions of life’s origins and of whether life exists elsewhere in the universe are very suitable and deserve serious consideration.
Perhaps the Vatican has forgotten what the Bible teaches.
If biology is not unique to the Earth, or life elsewhere differs bio-chemically from our version, or we ever make contact with an intelligent species in the vastness of space, the implications for our self-image will be profound.
Would not angels be considered extraterrestrial life which differs bio-chemically from humans?