Report: Vatican Announces Vaccine Mandate For All Employees And Visitors
No jab, no job… even at the Vatican
The Vatican has announced that everyone working there as well as all visitors will only be granted entry if they can prove they have been vaccinated.
A decree was issued Thursday by Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin which outlines that the option of providing a negative COVID test will be removed, and the only other acceptable provision will be proof of recovering from COVID in the past via a recorded positive PCR test.
Now, only those with a so called ‘Super Green Pass’ will be able to work at or visit the Catholic Church’s headquarters.
The mandate applies to all personnel of the Roman Curia and institutions linked to the Holy See as well as “external collaborators, personnel of outside firms, visitors, and users.”
Cardinal Parolin noted that anyone without a vaccine passport “will not be able to access the workplace and will be considered unjustifiably absent, with the consequent suspension of pay for the duration of the absence.”
In other words, no jab, no job… even at the Vatican.
The decree also states that as of January 31, 2022, anyone working at the Vatican must provide “documentation proving the administration of the booster dose following the primary cycle of vaccination.”
Given that the Pope has given his blessing to the vaccines, religious exemptions are not a thing in this case.
In addition, the Vatican declared that the vaccines are “morally acceptable,” and “can be used in good conscience,” despite development consisting of the use of cell lines derived from aborted fetuses.