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Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, in London, England, on March 14, 2011. Credit: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk. null

Ghanaian Cardinal Urges COVID-19 Vaccination, Describes Jabs as “scientifically wholesome”

Jan 14, 2022

The Vatican-based Ghanaian Cardinal has encouraged the people of God in his native country to get vaccinated against COVID-19 saying the jabs are “scientifically wholesome.”

The Vicar General of Mauritius’ Port Louis Diocese, Fr. Jean Maurice Labour. Credit: Port Louis Diocese

“Our priority is to help, comfort the vulnerable”: Mauritian Cleric amid COVID-19 Surge

Nov 23, 2021

A Catholic Cleric ministering in Mauritius is urging the people of God in the Indian Ocean Island nation to prioritize helping, comforting, and accompanying the vulnerable in society amid a reported surge in COVID-19 cases.

Bishop Victor Hlolo Phalana of South Africa's Klerksdorp Diocese/ Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Being vaccinated puts your neighbor’s life first, for public good”: South African Bishop

Nov 18, 2021

Protecting one's neighbor from sickness through getting the COVID-19 vaccine is an act of charity, the Bishop of South Africa’s Klerksdorp Diocese has said.

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Catholic Activists Condemn Move to Bar Unvaccinated Nigerians from Going to Church

Sep 18, 2021

Officials of CitizenGo Africa, the African branch of the International Catholic entity of social activists, are calling on the government of Nigeria’s Ondo State to stop an order that requires residents to get vaccinated before they are cleared to access essential services including going to places of worship.

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Catholic Doctors in Kenya Condemn Threats against Unvaccinated Government Workers

Sep 7, 2021

Members of the Kenya Catholic Doctors’ Association (KCDA) are advocating for voluntary participation in the COVID-19 vaccination in the country, saying that any move to force people to get inoculated is “unethical and in bad taste.”

Amid Low COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake, Catholic Bishop in Cameroon Encourages Vaccination

Aug 21, 2021

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Buea in Cameroon has encouraged the people of God within his pastoral jurisdiction to take part in the ongoing vaccination exercise amid reported low COVID-19 vaccine uptake.

Corpus Christi Cathedral in Zimbabwe's Chinhoyi Diocese. Credit: Chinhoyi Diocese/Facebook

Worshipers “to be fully vaccinated” as Church Attendance Resumes in Zimbabwe: Bishop

Aug 18, 2021

Those to participate in public worship will have received COVID-19 vaccination, the Bishop of Zimbabwe’s Chinhoyi Diocese has announced amid the easing of coronavirus restrictions in the Southern African nation.

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Allowing Only Vaccinated Congregants in Church Problematic: Zimbabwe’s Christian Leaders

Aug 15, 2021

The reopening of churches only for congregants vaccinated against COVID-19 in Zimbabwe is problematic, Christian leaders in the Southern African nation have cautioned. 

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Malawian Catholic Church Leader Encourages COVID-19 Vaccination amid Low Turnout

May 1, 2021

A Malawian Catholic Church leader has sought to encourage his compatriots to receive the COVID-19 vaccine amid reported low turnout in the vaccination centers.

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Jesuit Refugee Agency Calls on Countries to Include Refugees in COVID-19 Vaccination

Mar 7, 2021

The international refugee organization of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), is calling on countries across the globe to include refugees and other forcibly displaced persons in COVID-19 vaccination.

A pilgrim from Russia wears a mask and uses hand sanitizer in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican March 6, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican City to Start Coronavirus Vaccinations in January 2021

Dec 15, 2020

Vatican City will begin to offer coronavirus vaccinations in January, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene.