Pope Francis telephone calls opposition to Covid vaccines 'suicidal denial'

10 January, 2021
Pope Francis is urging persons to get vaccinated against Covid-19, saying he'll come to be inoculated against the coronavirus next week when the Vatican begins its vaccination campaign.

"You will find a suicidal denial which I cannot explain, but today we must get vaccinated," the pontiff said in an interview with Italian mass media outlet Canale 5 because of be broadcast completely on Sunday.

The pope's remarks came on a single day Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her spouse Prince Philip received their Covid jabs.

The queen is often private about her health but broke with tradition to make public the inoculations.

Pope Francis continued to condemn the mob attack on the US Capitol on Wednesday.

“This should be condemned, this movement, regardless of the persons involved," he said, on your day that US Democrats started to mobilise to impeach US President Donald Trump.

The pontiff did see some cause for hope, however, thanking God that "this exploded [into the open] so it can be seen, so that it can be remedied".

“Violence is always like this, isn’t it? No people can feature not having 1 day a circumstance of violence. It occurs in history.

"But we should understand well, so as never to repeat it, study from history, learn that teams…that are not well built-into society, ultimately will have these eruptions of violence.”