Pope Francis advised the faithful that it is morally responsible to take the COVID-19 vaccine and that “everyone” should take it.
Speaking with TGCom24, an Italian television news program, Francis said that taking the vaccine is the “ethical choice.”
“It’s an ethical choice, because you are playing with health, life, but you are also playing with the lives of others,” Francis told the station. “I’ve signed up. One must do it.”
Francis stressed that the rejection of vaccines as “dangerous” was to engage in a “suicidal denial.”
“I don’t understand why some say, ‘No, vaccines are dangerous.’ If it is presented by doctors as a thing that can go well, that has no special dangers, why not take it? There is a suicidal denial that I wouldn’t know how to explain,” he said.
In the same interview, Pope Francis specifically condemned the violence that took place on Capitol Hill, denouncing it as “a path against the community, against democracy,