Since day one, everyone has taken notice that Pope Francis, the newest head of the Roman Catholic Church, does things a little bit differently than his predecessors. His latest pronouncement, however, might be the most outlandish of all the unusual things he’s said in his still-young tenure as pontiff. As strange as this may sound, the Pope recently stated that he’s open to the idea of baptizing aliens, should such an unlikely situation arise at any time in the future. Someone has probably already started writing a sci-fi novel where this happens.
During a daily mass on Monday, Pope Francis stated that everyone has the right to be baptized, should they desire it. And when he said anyone, he meant anyone. He said that they cannot “close the door” on any individual, even “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw.”