U.S. bishops praise Biden for committing to give vaccines to needy nations

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on International Justice and Peace praised President Joe Biden June 23 for his commitment to provide 500 million COVID-19 vaccines to lower-income countries. This was recently matched by the G-7 nations, bringing the total of vaccines to 1 billion. “As world leaders work together to help bring an end to this pandemic, we are grateful for President Biden’s leadership to aid the poor and vulnerable around the world who remain most at-risk,” said Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, USCCB president, and Bishop David J. Malloy of Rockford, Illinois, committee chairman.

U.S. bishops praise Biden for committing to give vaccines to needy nations

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