Pope Francis is urging humanity to get vaccinated in a recent global PSA. The video was in partnership with Ad Council, a nonprofit organization, and was posted to YouTube on August 17th.
The Pope was vaccinated in March. According to Vatican News, he stated that receiving the shot was, “an ethical action, because you are gambling with your health, you are gambling with your life, but you are also gambling with the lives of others.”
In the video below, the Pope explains, “Thanks to God’s grace and to the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19,” he said in the video. “They bring hope to end the pandemic, but only if they are available to all and if we collaborate with one another.”
He went on to explain, “Getting the vaccines that are authorized by the respective authorities is an act of love. And helping the majority of people to do so is an act of love. Love for oneself, love for our families and friends, and love for all peoples.” “Getting vaccinated is a simple yet profound way to care for one another, especially the most vulnerable. I pray to God that each one of us can make his or her own small gesture of love. No matter how small, love is always grand.”
The 3-minute video can be viewed below.
- Main Image & Video: Ad Council [YouTube]