Pope Francis, ex Pope Benedict get Covid-19 vaccine

Pope Francis, ex Pope Benedict get Covid-19 vaccine

Both Pope Francis and ex-Pope Benedict have received the first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus, the Vatican said on Thursday. The 84-year-old pope and the 93-year-old former pope, got their jabs as part of a Vatican vaccination programme that began on Wednesday. Both of them are vulnerable to contracting the virus because of their age. Pope Francis is perhaps more at risk because part of one of his lungs was removed following an illness when he was a young man in his native Argentina. Ex-Pope Benedict is frail and suffering from a number of ailments related to old age, …
More on: www.thehindu.com