‘Fake news has to be refuted, but individual persons must always be respected,’ he told a Catholic fact-checking group.
The museums are a major source of revenue for the Holy See.
It issued a statement amid global concern about the Omicron variant.
From Oct. 1, all visitors and personnel will be required to show proof of vaccination.
The change will go into effect Oct. 1.
He added that “one of these, poor guy, is hospitalized with the virus.”
Papal events will no longer be limited to the fully vaccinated
The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer 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 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 and Pope emeritus Benedict XVI have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Vatican confirmed on Thursday.