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Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno signs a copy of his recently published book titled Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?' (Photo: CNS)

Brother Guy Consolmagno says he would baptise an alien but ‘only if they asked’

Francis greet Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro last  June (CNS)

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Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican observatory (Photo: CNS)

Dr Consolmagno says the stars may be full of intelligent creatures with souls

The Miracle of St Michael at Chonae, a 12th-century icon at St Catherine's monastery, Mount Sinai

I told him everyone had a guardian angel, and that they were ‘all around us at this moment’. For my atheist brother-in-law, this was too much