Lima, Peru, Feb 19, 2021 / 15:55 pm
The Peruvian bishops' conference on Thursday condemned the country's vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of prominent figures took advantage of their positions to receive coronavirus vaccination out of turn.
Among those who received early vaccination is Archbishop Nicolas Girasoli, apostolic nuncio to Peru.
In a Feb. 18 statement the Peruvian bishops censured the misuse "of the vaccines entrusted to our authorities for the sake of research and the health of all Peruvians." The conference said that "this shows a new face of the monster of corruption and the crisis in ethics and values."
"It's inconceivable that doctors, nurses, police, public servants and so many other volunteers should continue to die while a callous group seeks its own interests," the bishops said, demanding that "these actions be duly investigated and punished."