Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19 vaccination’

Questions surround conscientious exemption from Covid vaccination

Thursday, September 16th, 2021
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Australian Archbishop of Tasmania, Julian Porteous, is requesting a conscientious exemption to a Covid public health directive for a small group of priests. Porteous has written to Tasmania’s health minister, Jeremy Rockliff asking for the exemption. He says he is “obligated to respect the decision of those members of the clergy who have a conscientious Read more

Most churches support vaxxing – but what of anti-vaxx end-times preachers?

Thursday, September 16th, 2021

It’s a fact that most Christian church leaders in New Zealand support the COVID health measures, including vaxxing – ie getting the Covid vaccinations. It’s also a fact that a few don’t and they’re scaring and confusing people. Take, for example, the evangelical church Celebration Centre in Christchurch. Its pastors have been posting online sermons Read more

India vaccinates 10 million in one day

Monday, August 30th, 2021

India has given more than 10 million Covid-19 jabs in a single day for the first time, authorities said Saturday, as the South Asian giant bolsters its defences for a predicted new surge. The health ministry said the 10 million landmark was passed on Friday, beating the country’s previous daily record of 9.2 million. The Read more

Covid-19: Mass vaccination event didn’t work for Pasifika, pop-up centres better – minister

Thursday, August 19th, 2021

A special mass vaccination event didn’t work for Pasifika, the Minister for Pacific Peoples says. Aupito William Sio is calling on district health boards to work closely with Pacific community groups to encourage more in the community to get the Covid-19 vaccine. Sio’s comments come following the mass vaccination event in south Auckland in July, Read more

More Catholic institutions mandating Covid-19 vaccinations

Monday, August 16th, 2021
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An increasing number of Catholic institutions are mandating clergy and parishioners to have Covid-19 vaccinations, especially those who serve the community. Citing the need for the Catholic Church to “lead by example” and act responsibly to protect others during the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso has said that all Church employees and Read more

Church has ‘duty’ to counter vaccine deniers

Thursday, May 6th, 2021
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An expert on the Vatican’s Covid-19 commission says religious working in health care and schools have a duty to educate and to counter vaccine deniers. Women religious and Catholic organisations who serve others every day are “our best hope for safe and fair distribution of vaccines. “They are also the best tool for convincing people Read more

Homeless get free Covid-19 vaccine, and a visit from the pope

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
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Pope Francis visited homeless and needy people getting a free COVID-19 vaccine shot from his Vatican charity on Friday as he celebrated his name day, the feast of St. George. The pope, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, spent about 30 minutes chatting with people who came to the Vatican for their second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations. Read more

Vatican to vaccinate 1,200 people in need during Holy Week

Monday, March 29th, 2021

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Office of Papal Charities is offering doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, purchased by the Holy See and offered by the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital through the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, to “the poorest and most marginalized people who, Read more

Cardinal Dew offers church facilities for vaccine rollout

Monday, March 15th, 2021

President of the New Zealand Catholic Bishop’s Conference and Archbishop of Wellington, Cardinal John Dew has offered Catholic churches and church facilities to the Government for Covid vaccination centres. Dew made the offer at a meeting in Auckland between Church leaders of some of the country’s major Christian faiths and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. As Read more

Catholic leaders say all vaccines morally acceptable

Monday, March 8th, 2021
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Some Catholic leaders have argued that all three Covid-19 vaccines are morally acceptable, pushing back against U.S. Catholic bishops questioning the morality of taking coronavirus vaccines. They have said the shots are moral and are needed urgently to save lives. The barrage of differing philosophical opinions on the three approved vaccines were based on how Read more