Catholic-inspired companies working for equitable vaccines around the world

Pope Francis, who has been vaccinated against the virus, has spoken about about the altruistic and health value of vaccinations amid the pandemic, which is seeing a resurgence in many countries. But today, one of the challenges of Covid-19 vaccination efforts is guaranteeing an equitable distribution of vaccines around the world. To address this situation, some Catholic-inspired institutions and companies are working to give vulnerable communities and countries better access to health resources.

Note on the morality of using some anti-Covid-19 vaccines

The question of the use of vaccines, in general, is often at the center of controversy in the forum of public opinion. In recent months, this Congregation has received several requests for guidance regarding the use of vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, which, in the course of research and production, employed cell lines drawn from tissue obtained from two abortions that occurred in the last century. At the same time, diverse and sometimes conflicting pronouncements in the mass media by bishops, Catholic associations, and experts have raised questions about the morality of the use of these vaccines.