Minnesota archbishop: no need for priests’ involvement in vaccine exemptions
August 23, 2021
CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis has told the priests of his archdiocese that there is no reason for them to be involved in requests for exemption from Covid-vaccine mandates. “I am not presently aware of concrete situations locally where a school or employer is actually requiring a letter from a pastor or member of the clergy to support a request for an exemption,” the archbishop observed. Ordinarily, he said, a plea for exemption would only need the applicant’s statement “that they have an issue of conscience.” The archbishop told priests that if they do receive requests for a letter supporting an exemption request, they should refer the individual to the archdiocesan vicar for clergy and parish services.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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