The Christian Post reports:
Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI have both received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccination program at Vatican City began on Wednesday, with the current head of the Roman Catholic Church and his predecessor getting the shot.
After a vaccine was developed for the coronavirus, some pro-life groups and others expressed concern over how aborted fetal cells were used in its development.
For its part, the Vatican had issued a statement last month explaining that it was “morally acceptable” for Catholics to take the vaccine, despite some concern over its origins.
— Vatican News (@VaticanNews) January 14, 2021