Religion News Service reports:
A message from the Twitter account of Cardinal Raymond L. Burke, a conservative prelate and outspoken skeptic of the COVID-19 vaccine, confirmed Saturday (Aug. 14) via Twitter that he had been placed on a ventilator after testing positive for the virus. Speaking at the Rome Life Forum, Burke said that “vaccination itself cannot be imposed, in a totalitarian manner, on citizens.”
He also quoted groups that suggested that COVID-19 vaccines inject “a kind of microchip” that allow citizens to “be controlled by the state regarding health and about other matters which we can only imagine.” In a Dec. 12, 2020, homily, the cardinal referred to the coronavirus as the “Wuhan virus,” a derogatory nickname former President Donald Trump used to refer to the first reported cases of the virus in Wuhan, China.
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Cardinal Burke has been admitted to the hospital with COVID-19 and is being assisted by a ventilator. Doctors are encouraged by his progress. H.E. faithfully prayed the Rosary for those suffering from the virus. On this Vigil of the Assumption, let us now pray the Rosary for him.
— Cardinal Burke (@cardinalrlburke) August 15, 2021
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