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Pope, other prelates urge Covid vaccination as act of love

August 18, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis was joined by six other prelates—Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles, Cardinal Carlos Aguiar Retes of Mexico City, Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga of Honduras, Cardinal Cláudio Hummes of Brazil, Cardinal Gregorio Rosa Chávez of El Salvador, and Archbishop Héctor Miguel Cabrejos Vidarte of Peru—in encouraging vaccination.

In its summary of their remarks, Vatican News reported that the public service announcement was produced in conjunction with the Ad Council.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Aug. 18, 2021 3:59 AM ET USA

    They may be acting in good faith but they are all wrong, and should not be using their office to mix their personal political and medical opinions with the Great Commandment. The research on side effects (in pregnancy etc) is non existent. Those who had recovered from covid and then taken the vaccine often suffer severe adverse effects - I know personally 5 people who did just that and got really sick after the vaccination. Recovery from the virus gives immunity that still needs to be examined.