At a scientific conference in 2009, the Vatican conceded that there may be other forms of life in the universe. In a statement issued by Vatican representative Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, who is an astronomer and director of the Vatican observatory, the Catholic Church went on record as saying -” Just as there is a multitude of creatures on Earth, there could be other beings, even intelligent ones, created by God. This does not contradict our faith, because we cannot put limits on God’s creative freedom.”
I for one, am pondering the Vatican. Rather an unusual position when you take their history into consideration.
Pope Benedict XVI, from Wikepedia