Yerevan:   +16 °C
Today:   Friday, 22 October, 2021

Pope Francis urges people to get vaccinated against #COVID_19

1899
Thursday, 16 September, 2021, 15:18
Pope Francis urges people to get vaccinated against #COVID_19

Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke out against "denier" cardinals who refused the coronavirus vaccine, in an apparent swipe at his main opponent who recently contracted Covid-19. The pope said that in the heart of the Vatican, ''everyone is vaccinated, with the exception of a small group''. ''We are studying how to help them,'' he said during a press conference onboard the papal plane. The pope is a strong advocate of coronavirus vaccines and has previously expressed his incomprehension with those who refuse to take it. ''It’s a bit strange because humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,'' Francis said, highlighting the jabs that have for decades protected children against measles or polio. ''We should clarify things and speak calmly,'' he advised, while also conceding that the debates over the different anti-coronavirus vaccines could create uncertainty or fear.