That's the wish senior Vatican scientist Dr. Guy Consolmango expressed to an audience at the British Science Festival on September 16, 2010.
In a speech before the conference crowd in Birmingham, the Pope's astronomer (one of a twelve man team working for the Vatican in the field of astronomy) claimed that he believed that not only are there aliens living in the stars but that it is likely that the little green men might very well have little green souls...
'I'd be delighted if we found life elsewhere and delighted if we found intelligent life elsewhere.
"But the odds of us finding it, of it being intelligent and us being able to communicate with it - when you add them up it's probably not a practical question. God is bigger than just humanity. God is also the god of angels."
He also claimed to be willing to baptize an alien but "... only if (he) wants to."
Dr. Consolmango also offered proof to his claim that intelligent alien life living out among the stars has a soul by reminding the audience that a "soul"- needing only intelligence, free will, and the freedom to love and to make decisions in order to prove its existence- is not a characteristic solely unique to humans.
'Any entity - no matter how many tentacles it has - has a soul..."
But can we marry them???
As bizarre as it may be to read this, the Catholic Church is actually on the right side of this whole alien debate and seemingly has no real issue addressing the subject publicly.
It's almost as though they know something and are trying to get us all ready for something yet to happen...
But it does not have to be some creepy conspiracy... it could just as easily be a very open scientific mind trying to figure out a way to place God’s "fingerprints" on the vast amount of natural and scientific mysteries humans have unraveled throughout their storied history.
And it is not just in these kind of fun "out there" kind of theories that Dr. Consolmango (speaking on behalf of the Vatican Department of Science, so to speak) has weighed in on.
On 'intelligent design', which claims that Darwin's theory of evolution cannot explain the complexity of life, he said: 'The word has been hijacked by a narrow group of Creationist fundamentalists in America to mean something it didn't originally mean at all.
'It's another form of the God of the gaps. It's bad theology in that it turns God once again into the pagan god of thunder and lightning.'The phrase 'intelligent design' was centuries old and described the idea that God could be discovered in the laws of space and time and the existence of human reason.