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Vatican City News, Pope remarks on vaccines, Pope Francis urges skeptics to adopt ‘reality therapy’ and get vaccinated



The Pope previously described vaccination as “an act of love” (File)

Vatican City:

Pope Francis on Monday urged the international community to accelerate the vaccination of COVID-19 and said “reality therapy” is needed to fight “baseless information” to protect people from being duped.

The Argentine pontiff, who has previously described vaccination as “an act of love”, urged governments to ensure that everyone around the world has access to vaccines.

“Too often people allow themselves to be influenced by the ideology of the time, often by baseless information or poorly documented facts,” he told members of the Vatican’s diplomatic corps.

“The pandemic, on the other hand, urges us to adopt a kind of ‘reality therapy’, which prompts us to face the problem and adopt appropriate measures to solve it,” said the 85-year-old.

While vaccines “were not a magical means of treatment” they were “certainly … the most appropriate solution for disease prevention,” Francis said.

But he pointed to plans for equal access to vaccines for all in the world, which are currently “an illusion”.

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