Pope Francis has spoke out against "denier" cardinals who refused the coronavirus vaccine, in an apparent swipe at his main opponent who recently contracted Covid. "In the College of Cardinals, there are a few deniers.
One of them, the poor man, contracted the virus," the pontiff told reporters as he flew home from a trip to Slovakia. The 84-year-old did not name the man he was referring to, but conservative US Cardinal Raymond Burke, one of Francis' fiercest and most vocal critics in the Catholic Church, was recently admitted to hospital in the United States with Covid.
The Pope said that in the heart of the Vatican, "everyone is vaccinated, with the exception of a small group". "We are studying how to help them," he said during a press