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Pope Francis denounces the scarcity of access to Covid-19 vaccines in poorer countries

To receive adequate care cannot be a luxury

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07 January 2022
“In some countries, access to adequate care remains a luxury”: we can see this “in the scarcity of available vaccines against Covid-19” in the poor ones and in the lack of treatment “for illnesses that require much simpler medicines”. Pope Francis said this in his Message for the 30th World Day of the Sick to be marked on 11 February. Released on Thursday, 4 January, the Papal Message also makes it known that the “closing celebration, due to the pandemic, will not take place as planned in Arequipa, Peru, but in Saint Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican”. The following is the English text of the Holy Father’s message. “Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful” (Lk 6:36).Standing beside those who suffer on a path of charity Dear brothers and sisters, Thirty years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to ...

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