“It’s a bit strange, because humanity has a history of friendship with vaccines,” the Pontiff said.
The pontiff, 84, had half of his colon removed last week for what the Vatican said was a “severe” narrowing of his large intestine.
The Church wants to correct the “myths and disinformation” that are slowing the fight against the coronavirus.
Matteo Villardita, who wears the webslinger outfit to visit kids in hospitals, also gave the Pontiff a spare mask.
The Vatican also criminalized the “grooming” of minors or vulnerable adults by priests to compel them to engage in pornography.
Italian street artist Alessia Babrow alleges the Vatican used a reproduction of one of her images as its 2020 Easter postage stamp.
The images are in stark contrast to those documenting the pontiff's previous blessings.
In a step described as unprecedented in modern times, the Vatican said Sunday that all of Pope Francis' Holy Week events would not involve public participation.
Indianapolis Archbishop Charles C. Thompson's decree against Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School is temporarily suspended while the Vatican considers an appeal.
Pell is the highest-ranking member of the Catholic Church to be convicted of such crimes.