CNA Staff, Jul 31, 2020 / 02:45 am
The Catholic Church supports vaccination because it helps to protect society's most vulnerable people, bishops in England said Thursday.
In a three-page paper issued July 30, the bishops said they wanted "to provide clarity and assurances to Catholics about Church teaching and moral issues regarding vaccination."
They wrote: "The Catholic Church strongly supports vaccination and regards Catholics as having a prima facie duty to be vaccinated, not only for the sake of their own health but also out of solidarity with others, especially the most vulnerable."
"We believe that there is a moral obligation to guarantee the vaccination coverage necessary for the safety of others."