- Feb 27, 2021
Richer countries in Europe should help countries in the Global South access vaccines needed to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the European Union’s bishops.
As violence, corruption and vaccine scandals continue to shake Latin America, Catholic bishops are calling for people to avoid being “tempted by hatred,” to urge peace and to avoid the politicization of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Peru’s Catholic bishops want a thorough investigation of a COVID-19 vaccine trafficking scandal that includes the country’s papal nuncio.
The Vatican published a decree making it mandatory for its employees to receive the vaccine to curve the spread of COVID-19, with those who refuse to get it facing termination.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020, Pope Francis warned it could make inequalities existing around the world even worse.
As the Palestinian Authority began its vaccine rollout in early February, some Palestinians remained confused about the campaign and expressed uncertainty about the vaccine itself.