The lack of access to vaccines is a sign of discrimination and injustice that condemns poor countries to continue living in health, economic and social poverty. In his recent Urbi et Orbi Christmas message, Pope stated that vaccines "need to be available to all, especially for the most vulnerable and needy of all regions of the planet”. These principles of justice, solidarity and inclusiveness, must be the basis of any specific and concrete intervention in response to the pandemic.
Fr Charles Chilufya SJ, Coordinator of the Africa Task Force of the Vatican Covid-19 Commission, and the Director of the Justice and Ecology Office of the Jesuit Conference of Africa and Madagascar (JCAM), explains the importance of this global effort. Click to listen.