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Vatican Reaffirms Support for COVID-19 Vaccines Amid Spread of Omicron Variant

Daniel Ibáñez/CNAThe dome of St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Christmas tree, Dec. 9, 2021.

The Vatican’s intervention comes as countries around the world impose new restrictions aimed at slowing a rise in infections caused by the omicron variant, which is believed to spread more easily than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.