Pope on COVID vaccines says health care a ‘moral obligation’

  • Pope Francis delivers the Angelus noon prayer in St.Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

ROME — Pope Francis suggested this week that getting vaccinated against the coronavirus was a “moral obligation” and denounced how people had been swayed by “baseless information” to refuse one of the most effective measures to save lives during the pandemic.