Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receive their first dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine at the Vatican.
By Vatican News
The vaccination campaign against Kovid-19 in the Vatican, which began Wednesday, continues with both Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI receiving their first dose of the vaccine.
“I can confirm that to date, the first dose of the Kovid-19 vaccine has been given to Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus, as part of the Vatican City state immunization program,” Matteo Bruni, director of answers to reporters’ questions Holy See Press Office.
Pope Francis announced during an interview with Italian television station Tg5 on Sunday that he planned to receive the vaccine this week.
The pope mentions vaccination as “an ethical action, because you are gambling with your health, you are gambling with your life, but you are also gambling with the lives of others.”
Pope Emeritus’s private secretary, Benedict XVI, Bishop George Genswein also confirmed that Pope Emeritus would be vaccinated.