Pope Condemns Anti-Vax Lies And “Cancel Culture”

The Wall Street Journal reports:

Pope Francis on Monday warned that antivaccine misinformation was undermining recovery from the pandemic and denounced a “cancel culture” intolerant of traditional values that he said was impeding cooperation among the world’s societies.

The pope’s remarks came in his annual speech to ambassadors accredited to the Holy See, in which he typically highlights urgent international issues. The Vatican has diplomatic relations with 183 sovereign states and the European Union. On Monday, ambassadors wearing formal dress and face masks listened to the pope in the Vatican’s Hall of Blessings.

The pope lamented politicization of the debate over vaccines, saying that “frequently people let themselves be influenced by the ideology of the moment, often bolstered by baseless information or poorly documented facts.”

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