The Vatican permits COVID-19 vaccines and issues a statement on Monday giving it their acceptance. There was apprehension because the researchers have derived a cell line of aborted fetuses. But now, the doctrinal congregation of the Vatican said that it is not morally wrong to use the vaccine.
The note that came from the congregation said that the Catholic Church accepts the vaccines as there are no alternatives. The conscience is good, after all, in this scenario.
Vatican Permits Covid-19 Vaccines
The statement cleared that the Vatican does not comply with formal cooperation with the aborted fetuses’ cell lines. The church doesn’t support the abortion of fetuses.
There were many vaccines which the researchers have developed with cell lines from aborted fetuses. But there are no traces of cell lines of fetuses in the vaccines.
According to the doctrinal congregation of the Vatican, all the Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective. Though their acceptance did not comply with formal support with abortion. But with a good conscience, vaccines are morality acceptable.
Pope Francis wrote a text approving the vaccines. It said that the vaccines are righteous to use. He said that all the economically humble countries must have access to vaccines.
Division in the Catholic circle
The Bishops from the United States of America conference have given their consent to Coronavirus vaccines. However, the argument has created division in the clergy. Some of the members were not in favor of the vaccines.
The Vatican said that seeing the pandemic’s devastating nature has no other option but to use the vaccines. Decades-old abortion is really seems nothing in front of this pandemic situation and the crisis to the human race. So the clinically safe Coronavirus vaccines are also righteous to use.
AstraZeneca’s vaccine to get permission from the Vatican
Moderna and BioNTech/Pfizer tested their vaccines with cell lines from aborted fetuses. Their vaccines got more preference. AstraZeneca’s vaccine with Oxford used cell lines of aborted fetuses to develop, produce, design, and test them.
The Vatican document said that they permitted AstraZeneca’s vaccines as there is such an option to fight this pandemic.
There are many countries like Spain, Mexico, Brazil, Italy which have major Catholic people. Those countries have an immense number of Covid-19 positive cases.
Cardinals tested positive cases in Vatican
AFP news reported that the Vatican took this decision as two of the cardinals tested positive for Covid-19. They are Pope Francis’s close associates.