Pope Francis issued a message yesterday, encouraging Roman Catholics to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as part of a global effort to reduce the onslaught of the pandemic and convince vaccine sceptics to get inoculated against the disease.
The Pope wrote, “Thanks to God and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19. They grant us the hope of ending the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we work together. Being vaccinated with vaccines authorised by the competent authorities is an act of love. And contributing to ensure the majority of people are vaccinated is an act of love. Vaccination is a simple but profound way of promoting the common good and caring for each other, especially the most vulnerable.”
He added that he hopes that “everyone may contribute their own small grain of sand, their own small gesture of love.”