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Vatican City backs away from COVID-19 vaccination decree

CA, 22 Feb 2021
Vatican City is rolling back a mandate on COVID-19 vaccines, after officials faced heavy criticism for suggesting employees who don't get vaccinated will be fired.

At 108 acres and the world's smallest state, Vatican City has several thousand employees, most of whom live in Italy. Its vaccination program began last month and Pope Francis, 84, was among the first to get the vaccine.

Redmond Shannon explains how the controversy reflects a difficult dilemma faced by both religious groups and employers alike.

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