- A personal physician of Pope Francis, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died of COVID-19
- Soccorsi died in a notable hospital in Italy's capital, Rome
- Also, the Roman Catholic church's leader has decided to take the COVID-19 vaccine
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Pope Francis, the leader of the Roman Catholic church, has decided to take the COVID-19 vaccine very soon.
The famous cleric on Saturday, January 9, called on all and sundry to get vaccinated so as to be protected from the scourge of the deadly virus.
Pope said referred to the choice to get the vaccine as an ethical duty, adding that refusal to do so is like playing a game with death, CNN reports
He said this in acknowledgment of the fact that many persons all over the world are in denial of the pandemic's existence and lethal power.
“It is an ethical duty to take the vaccine, here in the Vatican we will start next week, I am also in line to take it. There is a suicidal denial which I cannot explain, but today we have to get vaccinated.
“I believe that ethically everyone should take the vaccine. It is an ethical choice because you are playing with your health, with your life, but you are also joking with the lives of others.”
The Christian leader revealed his position on the vaccine at a time that almost coincides with the death of his personal doctor, Fabrizio Soccorsi.
According to the Catholic News Agency, Soccorsi died recently of the same pandemic that has claimed the lives of thousands in Italy.
The aged doctor (78-year-old) who was treated for an "oncological pathology," passed on at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome.
Meanwhile, the head of the House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, had announced the death of one of his ministers, Pastor Yinka Akinbami.
The news of the sudden demise of the late pastor was shared on social media by Pastor Paul Adefarasin via Instagram and Twitter.
Saddened by the death of the pastor, Adefarasin said that the deceased was a senior pastor who had been with the church for over 25 years.
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