Pope Francis has received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Vaccination at the Vatican began on the morning of January 13. The Pope was among the first to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. He is 84 years old, so he is at risk. According to the newspaper, a drug by Pfizer and BioNTech was used for vaccination. The Pontiff will receive his second dose in three weeks. For reasons of confidentiality, no pictures of the procedure were not made.
Earlier it became known that King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway received the first dose of vaccine against coronavirus. It is noted that a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech was used.
Earlier, Francis announced a mass absolution for the global SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus epidemic. The pontiff declared the coming year – until December 8, 2021 – to be the year of St. Joseph, the husband of the Virgin Mary, who exactly 150 years ago was declared the patron of the Catholic Church. According to him, this is especially relevant in the months of the pandemic, since so many people sacrificed so much during the crisis to protect their neighbors, and their sacrifices went unnoticed as it were.