Vatican City, 17 December, 2021 / 11:40 am (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis told ambassadors on Friday that it is a matter of justice that COVID-19 vaccines are made accessible to all.
“It is important that the international community intensifies its efforts of cooperation so that all people will have ready access to vaccines. This is not a matter of convenience or courtesy, but of justice,” Pope Francis said on Dec. 17.
The pope spoke at a presentation of new ambassadors to the Holy See from Chad, Namibia, Lesotho, Guinea-Bissau, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, and Luxembourg in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall.
Among these countries, Luxembourg has 69% of its population fully vaccinated, while Chad has only 0.5% vaccinated and Guinea-Bissau has 1% vaccinated, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.