- Jul 24, 2021
The discovery of vaccines is “one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine,” but the global community is facing the dual challenges of giving everyone access to them and overcoming “vaccine hesitancy,” especially when it is based on false information, said the Pontifical Academy for Life and the World Medical Association.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops praised President Joe Biden June 23 for his commitment to provide 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries.
A Catholic priest has lambasted a court in India for saying younger people should be prioritized in handing out COVID-19 vaccines, since the older population – most vulnerable to the disease – has “lived its life.”
Not only does the general public want vaccination proof, mask mandates and social distancing options in sports venues, according to a poll conducted by Seton Hall University, sports fans want them in bigger numbers than the general public — and avid fans most of all.
More than 700,000 foreigners in Italy are “invisible” in the eyes of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign and are being denied legal access to the vaccines, warned a top public official.
More than 35,000 Catholic pilgrims congregated Saturday at an open-air shrine in Romania for a centuries-old procession that was canceled last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A vaccination clinic is targeting refugees and new immigrants, and aims to remove barriers to getting a dose.
When popes were king, they ordered all their subjects in the Papal States to be vaccinated, using punishments and rewards to convince the hesitant and making sure the poor and the prisoners were inoculated as well.