Pope says he felt ‘caged’ during lockdown

In an interview with an Italian television network, Pope Francis said that while he felt “caged” during the COVID-19 pandemic, it also prompted him to pray more and try to connect with others.

Church leaders urge scientists to develop ethical COVID-19 vaccine

A spokesman for the Pontifical Academy for Life said June 15 that the academy is working on a statement specifically regarding the development of vaccines for COVID-19, which he said would follow church teaching as explained in 2008 by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the academy’s 2017 note on the importance of vaccines.