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Wednesday, October 27th, 2021


In August, Pope Francis joined bishops in North and South America to encourage faithful and nonfaithful alike to receive the vaccine, calling it “an act of love.”

Pope Francis, emeritus pope among group given third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI,Pope Francis

by: Claire Giangravé VATICAN CITY, Oct. 27, 2021 (RNS) — Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI likely received the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in October, according to official Vatican reports. A statement sent to Vatican journalists on Wednesday (Oct. 27) confirmed that “in the second half of October the Directorate of Health and Hygiene of Vatican City began to administer the third dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, giving priority to people over 60 and vulnerable people.” A top Vatican official stopped short of confirming the twoRead More