Pope Francis To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Next Week

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Pope Francis greets the faithful as he arrives to celebrate his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on June 01, 2016. At the General Audience, Pope Francis recalled the Jubilee for Priests and invited the faithful to pray for the clergy for the entire month of June.(Photo by Giuseppe Ciccia/NurPhoto) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***

Pope Francis has called opposition to the coronavirus vaccine “suicidal denial” urging people to get the jab and saying he would get vaccinated himself next week.

“Next week, we will start to do it here (in the Vatican) and I made an appointment, we must do it,” he told Canale 5 in segments released on Saturday from an interview set to be broadcast the next day.

“There is a suicidal denial which I cannot explain, but today we have to get vaccinated,” the pontiff said.

AFP

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