THE Vatican has admitted intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe but that much of it is under the control of protestant denominations.
Monsignor Umberto Facci, the Vatican's Head of Religious Science, called on Earth's Catholics to challenge intergalactic heresy and help billions of alien planets find the path to Rome.
The Vatican's study involved watching a series of films including the orginal Star Wars trilogy, Dune, Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.
Monsignor Facci said: "We applied our usual rigour and determined there was a very high probability that all of these stories were 100% true.
"Based on our observations, it would seem Darth Vader, Boba Fett and Emperor Palpatine are all Baptists.
"I am particularly disappointed in Lord Vader. You might say I find his lack of faith disturbing."
He added: "It will come as no surprise that Jabba the Hut is a fairly typical Presbyterian, while we strongly suspect that Lando Calrissian is, at best, an Episcopalian.
"Thankfully there is hope. Luke and Princess Leia have recently been confirmed, while Han Solo has the makings of a first class Jesuit."