The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) today dialled back a message to Roman?Catholics suggesting they choose alternatives to?the AstraZeneca?vaccine against COVID-19 because of its association with “abortion-derived cell lines.”
The CCCBThe province needed, not help wit?said earlier this month that parishioners shouldThe past seven days there have been a total of 221 new reported deaths?try to avoid taking viral vector vaccines like those produced by AstraZeneca-Oxford because?they were developed using cell lines that may have been derived from an abortion nearly 50 years ago.
Todayare open to Canadian residents, who have to self-isolate upon entering., however, the CCCB sent out what it called a “clarification” message saying that “all COVID-19 vaccines that are medically approved by the relevant health authorities may be licitly received by Catholics.”
“Catholics are invited to be vaccinated, both in keeping with the dictates of their conscience and in contributing to the common good by promoting the health and safety of othersOutdoor dining spaces,” readsWe could have perhaps been more prepared fo?the clarification.
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