Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI were vaccinated side by side.
Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni confirmed that both people had been vaccinated against the coronavirus in a question and answer with reporters on the 14th.
Pope Francis was reported to be vaccinated on the 13th, the first day of the Vatican’s vaccination campaign, and Benedict XVI the following day.
Earlier, some media, including the Argentine daily newspaper, reported that the Pope had been vaccinated on the 13th, but the Vatican did not admit or deny as customary.
Inside and outside the Holy See, there were many prospects that the two former and incumbent popes would be the first candidates for vaccination, as they were old and vulnerable to viral diseases.
Earlier, Pope Francis encouraged the vaccination in an interview on the 10th, saying that denying the vaccine is endangering the lives of others as well as himself.
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