Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI likely received the third dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in October, according to official Vatican reports.
Experts at the Vatican on Tuesday considered the ethics of “booster shot” distribution in wealthy countries when many in other parts of the world have yet to receive the first dose.
Pope Francis continued his overhaul of the Vatican’s troubled finances by approving a new rule aimed at improving oversight and transparency for the Catholic Church’s anti-money laundering agency.
Vatican-U.S. relations have grown increasingly strained in recent years, but the election of Joe Biden has prompted hopes for improved diplomatic ties.
The number of priests and ordained leaders has dropped significantly, especially in Europe and America, according to the report issued on Friday by the Vatican.