If you already had doubts about the Vatican, here’s some more.
A decree from Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello on behalf of the Vatican stated that anyone hired by the Vatican who refuses a Covid vaccine “without proven health reasons” make themselves liable of termination.
The statement was made by Cardinal Bertello on February 8th and contradicts an earlier declaration from the Vatican that stated that the vaccine would not be mandatory for employees of the Vatican.
This move by the Vatican is completely sinister.
What will the Vatican force its employees to put into their bodies next?
NEW – #Vatican to fire any employee who refuses to get a vaccine shot without a valid medical reason.
— Disclose.tv 🚨 (@disclosetv) February 18, 2021
The Vatican decreed that staff can't opt out of the vaccine without a medical reason. https://t.co/1l5cGcIHzU
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) February 19, 2021
— Thomas D. Williams, PhD (@tdwilliamsrome) February 19, 2021
Breitbart got the full scoop, check out what they had to report:
The Vatican has insisted all its employees receive the coronavirus vaccine, threatening to demote or sack those who refuse.
Those who refuse the vaccine “without proven health reasons” make themselves liable to “consequences of different degrees that can reach up to the interruption of the employment relationship,” reads a February 8 decree from Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Governorate of Vatican City State.
The decree, made public Thursday, seems to contradict an earlier statement by the head of the Vatican’s health department, Andrea Arcangeli, who expressly said in December that the vaccination will not be mandatory for Vatican workers and residents.
A series of mixed messages regarding the moral obligation of being vaccinated have emerged from the Vatican and other Church structures over the past couple months.
This doesn’t sound legal…
One shouldn’t be forced against their will to be vaccinated.
The vaccination is there for those who want it, and are in need of it due to medical vulnerabilities. https://t.co/fCUXBOhef5
— Rep. Madison Cawthorn (@RepCawthorn) February 18, 2021
The Huff Post covered the Vatican’s decree too:
The Vatican is taking Pope Francis’ pro-vaccine stance very seriously: Any Vatican employee who refuses to get a coronavirus shot without a valid medical reason risks being fired.
A Feb. 8 decree signed by the governor of the Vatican city-state says that employees who opt out of vaccination without a proven medical reason could be subject to a sanction up to and including “the interruption of the relationship of employment.“
The decree sparked heated debate Thursday, since its provisions go well beyond the generally voluntary nature of COVID-19 vaccinations in Italy and much of the rest of the world. The Vatican is an absolute monarchy in the heart of Rome that operates independently of Italian law and Italian labor protections.
This isn’t the only time the Vatican has made a controversial decision.
The Vatican also declared that taking vaccines containing aborted babies is “morally acceptable”.
The Vatican’s doctrinal office said that when alternative vaccines are not available, it is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines developed or tested using cell lines originating from aborted fetuses. https://t.co/IkdMKl7fdl
— U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) December 21, 2020