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COVID-19 Vaccines

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Italian Catholic Bishop Forbids Unvaccinated Priests from Distributing Communion

Jan 11, 2022

The new diocesan restrictions come as the Italian government has banned unvaccinated citizens from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, theaters, and sports events.

The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree, Dec. 9, 2021. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Reaffirms Support for COVID-19 Vaccines amid Spread of Omicron Variant

Dec 22, 2021

It issued a statement amid global concern about the Omicron variant.

Pope Francis received the credential letters of seven new ambassadors to the Holy See on Dec. 17, 2021. Vatican Media

Vaccine Access a Matter of Justice: Pope Francis

Dec 17, 2021

The pope told new ambassadors that the ongoing pandemic is a reminder that “we are a global community where one person’s problems are the problems of all.”

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

Sep 6, 2021

Papal events will no longer be limited to the fully vaccinated

Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Nigeria’s Abuja Archdiocese / Archbishop Ignatius Ayau Kaigama

Affordability, Safety among Concerns about COVID-19 Vaccines in Nigeria: Archbishop

Feb 9, 2021

Even as Nigeria readies to receive COVID-19 vaccines this month, a Catholic Archbishop in the country is expressing concerns about their affordability, accessibility, as well as their safety.