Pope: I'd baptise Martians if they arrived and asked for it. Catholic leader says 'green men' would be allowed into church
- Francis told audience at mass that he would baptise 'green men with a long nose and big ears' if they wanted it
- Comment came as Pope insisted that everyone deserves to be baptised
- Vatican astronomer previously said that aliens have souls 'no matter how many tentacles'
By HUGO GYE
Pope Francis would be willing to baptise Martians if they came to Earth and asked to become Catholics, he said yesterday.
During his daily mass, the leader of the Roman Catholic church said that no one should be denied entry into the church for any reason.
He joked that even if space aliens were 'green men, with a long nose and big ears, like children draw', they deserved to be baptised if they wanted.
'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 baptised!", what would happen?', Francis said, according to AFP.