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Pope Francis calls COVID-19 vaccine skepticism ‘strange’

Pope Francis calls COVID-19 vaccine skepticism ‘strange’
Speaking while flying back to Rome from Slovakia, the 84-year-old pontiff said “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines.”

Pope Francis wouldn’t mind (Holy) Seeing more people get the COVID-19 vaccine and described skepticism surrounding the treatment as “strange.” Pope Francis speaks with journalists on board an Alitalia aircraft enroute from Bratislava back to Rome, Wednesday, Sept.(Tiziana Fabi, Pool via AP) (TIZIANA FABI/AP) Pope Francis lamented that ”even in the College of Cardinals, there are some negationists,” referring to anti-vax U.Francis also said the skepticism makes little sense given how vaccinating children against measles, mumps and polio has been common-place for decades “and no one said anything.

Francis has said it would be “suicide” not to get the jab and both Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI have been fully vaccinated with Pfizer-BioNTech shots.” Speaking while flying back to Rome from Slovakia, the 84-year-old pontiff said “humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines.

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