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.
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.
Members of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC) have sought to address concerns around the COVID-19 vaccine.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Catholic Bishops in Nigeria’s Lagos Ecclesiastical Province are advocating for “fair and equitable” distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the West African nation.
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.