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Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017./ Credit: Daniel Ibáñez/CNA.

Vatican Backs South Africa, India Proposal to Suspend COVID-19 Vaccine Production Barriers

The Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, has maintained the support of the Vatican entity of a call to waive barriers in the production of COVID-19 vaccines as proposed by South Africa and India.

Archbishop Jude Thaddaeus Ruwa’ichi of Tanzania's Dar es Salaam  Archdiocese. Credit: Vatican Media

Disregard Anti COVID-19 Vaccine Talks, “Let us shield ourselves”: Tanzanian Archbishop

A Catholic Archbishop in Tanzania has cautioned against those campaigning against COVID-19 vaccination program, and urged the people of God in the East African nation to disregard such campaigns.

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Southern African Bishops Dispel COVID-19 Vaccine Fear, Say Jab is "a safe risk”

Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have sought to address concerns around the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bishop Callistus Valentine Onaga of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria holds his vaccination card after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. / Diocese of Enugu

Nigerian Bishop Dismisses Skepticism Toward COVID-19 Vaccines as “propaganda”

A Catholic Bishop in Nigeria has dismissed skepticism toward COVID-19 vaccines as “propaganda” and encouraged the people of God in the West African nation to get vaccinated.

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Being Vaccinated against COVID-19 Part of “duty to care”: Jesuit Leaders in Africa

Members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa have, through their leadership, sought to encourage the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination program, saying being vaccinated is part of the Christian “duty do care.”

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South Sudanese Archbishop Urges Government to Allow Doctors to Examine COVID-19 Vaccine

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has called upon the government of the East-Central African nation to permit national doctors and scientists examine the COVID-19 vaccine, which landed into the country Thursday, March 25.

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Vaccines, “act of good neighborliness”, Bishops in Ghana Say, Encourage Getting Vaccinated

Days after the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines in Ghana, Catholic Bishops in the West African nation are encouraging the people of God in the country to get vaccinated.

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Catholic Doctors in Kenya Caution Public against Delivered COVID-19 Vaccine, Give Reasons

A day after the first batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 arrived in Kenya, Catholic Doctors in the country have, in a collective advisory statement, cautioned the public against being vaccinated.

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Bishops in Nigeria’s Lagos Province Urge “fair, equitable” COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province are advocating for “fair and equitable” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the West African nation.

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The Ethics of Moderna's Coronavirus Vaccine

While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have indicated it is ethical.