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It is a sin to refuse Covid vaccine, Indonesian archbishop preaches

September 23, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: “If you don’t want to be vaccinated, you are actually a sinner because you will become a source of the disease for other people,” preached Archbishop Petrus Canisius Mandagi of Merauke, who has recovered from Covid. “If we are not careful, everyone will die from Covid-19.”

[According to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s note on the morality of Covid vaccines, “practical reason makes evident that vaccination is not, as a rule, a moral obligation and that, therefore, it must be voluntary. . . . Those who, however, for reasons of conscience, refuse vaccines produced with cell lines from aborted fetuses, must do their utmost to avoid, by other prophylactic means and appropriate behavior, becoming vehicles for the transmission of the infectious agent.”]

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  • Posted by: altoidnews7416 - Sep. 23, 2021 12:12 PM ET USA

    Talk about judgmental and melodramatic. It's a huge stretch to call people sinners because they don't get the vaccine. The archbishop is also melodramatic by claiming that everyone will die from Covid-19 if people aren't careful. Sad, very sad.