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Second dose of vaccine reaches the Vatican's poor

On St. George's Day, the feast day of Pope Francis, the Vatican administers the second dose of the vaccine to 600 people living in poverty and vulnerability.

David Fernández Alonso-April 22nd, 2021-Reading time: < 1 minutes
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On Friday, April 23, the liturgical memorial of St. George the Martyr, the feast day of Pope Francis, the poor are once again the focus of the Holy Father's attention.

A group of 600 people, among the most fragile and marginalized, are receiving the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in the Paul VI Hall of the Vatican. These women and men are among the approximately 1,400 beneficiaries of the vaccination campaign launched during Holy Week by the Apostolic Charities in collaboration with other associations.

In addition to receiving the vaccine, people participated in the celebration of the Holy Father's feast day with a surprise offered by the Pope.

In a communiqué issued directly by the Apostolic Limosneria, it expresses its gratitude for the generosity of the many people and organizations that have participated in the initiative.Vaccino sospesoThe company's "small gesture of closeness made it possible for countries that otherwise would not have access to the vaccine to have access to it.

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