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Cardinal Parolin Appears to Deny Conscience Right Exemption from Vatican’s Pfizer Vaccine

Daniel IbáñezCardinal Pietro Parolin attends an ordination ceremony at the Basilica of Sant’Eugenio in Rome, Sept. 5, 2020.

Responding to a query about his Dec. 23 ruling mandating vaccination for all Vatican employees and visitors who haven’t recently recovered from COVID-19, the Vatican secretary of state indicated religious exemptions are not ‘justified’ with respect to mRNA vaccines.