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Latest stories: Catholics and COVID-19 Vaccines

People wearing face coverings walk past St. Peter’s Basilica. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Clarifies COVID-19 Vaccine Pass Rules for Employees, Visitors of City State

From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference from Slovakia, Sept. 15, 2021. Vatican Media.

"Even in the College of Cardinals there are deniers": Pope Francis on COVID-19 Vaccines

He added that “one of these, poor guy, is hospitalized with the virus.”

The flag of Slovakia, pictured in the country’s capital, Bratislava. RossHelen via Shutterstock.

More Catholics to See Pope Francis in Slovakia as Authorities Ease COVID-19 Rules

Papal events will no longer be limited to the fully vaccinated

Papal almoner Cardinal Konrad Krajewski with homeless people awaiting vaccinations in the atrium of the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: Vatican Media.

Vatican to Vaccinate 1,200 People in Need During Holy Week

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

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Cardinal Says Vatican Employees Could Lose Jobs for Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine

In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when deemed necessary for their work could face penalties up to termination of employment.

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI Receive Second Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have both received their second and final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a Vatican source confirmed to CNA.

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Pope Francis and Benedict XVI Receive First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine

Pope Francis and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.

The Vatican is administering the coronavirus vaccine in the atrium of the Paul VI Audience Hall. Credit: Vatican Media.

Vatican City Begins Administering First Doses of Coronavirus Vaccine

Vatican City State began administering the first doses of the coronavirus vaccine on Wednesday.