Pope Francis, ex Pope Benedict both get Covid-19 vaccine

Pope Francis, ex Pope Benedict both get Covid-19 vaccine
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Both Pope Francis and ex Pope Benedict have received the first dose of a vaccine against coronavirus, the Vatican said on Thursday, APA reports citing Reuters.

The 84-year-old pope and the 93-year-old former pope, got their jabs as part of a Vatican vaccination program that began on Wednesday.

Both men are vulnerable to contracting the virus because of their age.

Francis is perhaps more at risk because part of one of his lungs was removed following an illness when he was a young man in his native Argentina.

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