VATICAN CITY, EARTH – Pope Regis I, who has overseen the Catholic church since 2537, died today at the age of 86.

The man who was born Orrin Cavini in Sicily became the most beloved pontiff of this age through a progressive agenda that pushed to end poverty and hunger, urged tolerance for other belief systems, and celebrated the prospect of discovering alien life among the stars.

Cardinals are expected to gather for a Papal conclave as the selection process starts for a new church leader.