Wellington: Pope Francis has said that if Martians came to earth he is ready to baptize them if they wanted to become Catholic.

According to Vatican Radio, he made the comment while giving a speech during a mass at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican City to highlight how there were no closed doors to the Holy Spirit, Stuff.co.nz reported.

He was telling a story from the Acts of Apostles in which Peter observes a group of non-Christians, when he said that if an expedition of Martians came and one of them wanted to get baptized, still he would not turn away.

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