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COVID-19 vaccine - Latest articles

How does the ability to ‘shop’ for a vaccine impact decision-making for Catholics?

With coronavirus vaccination sites allowing people to “shop” for a particular vaccine, one ethicist said this can help Americans make... Read more

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White House: Pope Francis has said there’s a ‘moral obligation’ to get vaccinated

President Joe Biden on Tuesday called on Americans to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, saying that Pope Francis has called... Read more

Pope Francis with the volunteers helping vaccinate people in need at the Vatican April 2, 2021.

Pope Francis visits Vatican vaccination center

Pope Francis on the morning of Good Friday visited the auditorium where the Vatican is vaccinating 1,200 people in need... Read more

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Catholic scientists, journalists create COVID-19 info group

An international group of Catholic media professionals and scientists have founded a new organization to help counter misinformation about the... Read more

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White House claims that Pope Francis approved the 'efficacy' of COVID vaccines

The White House on Wednesday claimed that Pope Francis has affirmed “the safety and efficacy” of the COVID vaccines approved... Read more

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Vaccine hoarding, or pandemic prudence? The ethics of holding onto not-yet-approved vaccines

As the Biden administration refuses to send unused doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to other countries, ethicists discussed Catholic... Read more

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Theologian: Catholics must also consider the 'justice' of COVID-19 vaccine

Catholic bishops and prominent theologians and ethicists say that although there is not an obligation to receive a COVID vaccine,... Read more

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Cardinal says Vatican employees could lose jobs for refusing COVID-19 vaccine

In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to... Read more

YouTube’s permanent ban on LifeSiteNews prompts censorship concerns

YouTube has banned the pro-life group LifeSiteNews for alleged misinformation about COVID-19, prompting concerns about censorship and free debate. Read more

Pope Francis greets Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at the Vatican’s Mater Ecclesiae Monastery on Nov. 28, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.

Benedict XVI to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Pope emeritus Benedict XVI will receive the coronavirus vaccine as soon as it is available, his personal secretary said Tuesday. Read more

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Pope Francis: We need unity in the Catholic Church, society, and nations

In the face of political discord and self-interest, we have an obligation to promote unity, peace, and the common good... Read more

Pope Francis gives his general audience via livestream June 17, 2020.

Pope Francis 'astonished' by disruption at US Capitol

Pope Francis has said he was surprised by the news of the incursion of pro-Donald Trump protestors into the U.S.... Read more

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Vatican City set to launch COVID-19 vaccinations this month

Coronavirus vaccines are scheduled to arrive in Vatican City next week, according to the Vatican director of health and hygiene.  Read more

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Vatican COVID-19 commission promotes vaccine access for the vulnerable

The Vatican’s COVID-19 commission said Tuesday it is working to help promote fair access to the coronavirus vaccine, especially for... Read more