VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Vatican has issued a 20 euro silver coin celebrating the COVID-19 vaccine tainted with disputed abortion.
The coin is “dedicated to a current theme that is very close to the heart of Pope Francis: treatments to counter the pandemic and the need to be vaccinated,” said the Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office. announcement Monday.
Designed by Italian coin and medal artist Chiara Principe, the coin depicts a doctor, a nurse and a young person who is ready to receive the vaccine. All three figures wear face coverings.
“The Holy Father has repeatedly stressed the importance of vaccination, recalling that health care is “a moral obligation” and that it is important to “continue efforts to immunize even the poorest peoples”” , added the description of the room from the Vatican office. .
“A Vatican commemorative coin dedicated to the ‘need to be vaccinated’ against COVID-19 is something that serious scholars and people of good will would have gladly done without,” said eminent Italian ethicist Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi, to Church Militant.
These drugs are not technically vaccines; they statistically kill a certain number of people.
Di Blasi, author of Vaccination as an act of love? Epistemology of ethical choice in times of pandemicdeveloped:
I welcome this news with a mixture of deep pain and concern for a Church that is increasingly in crisis of identity and truth. These drugs are not technically vaccines; they statistically kill a certain number of people, and according to the latest studies, they even have a negative effectiveness. As the court decisions against them multiply more and more, the Vatican multiplies the fanatical support for them, which has nothing to do with science and which is foreign to the revealed truth.
The Vatican has also issued a 50 euro gold coin dedicated to Our Lady of Mercy. The coin depicts Mary with her mantle extended, under which a multitude of believers find refuge. It is meant to honor her as protector of humanity against the evils of the world.
The figure of the Virgin Mary is surrounded by the words, in Italian, “listen, love, help, welcome”. The words “listen” and “welcome” are two of the buzzwords of the pontificate of Francis.
In August 2021, Vatican City imposed a “green pass” on residents and staff, enforcing institutionalized medical apartheid in violation of the Nuremberg Code, the Italian Constitution, and a resolution of the Council of the Europe.
I think the optic raises concerns about the possibility of potential financial conflicts of interest.
Even princes of the Church like Cdl. Raymond Burke, who had recovered from COVID-19 and had natural immunity, was not spared the draconian measures – Burke was denied entry to Vatican offices by express order of the Secretary of Cdl state. Pietro Parolin.
Earlier this year, Pope Francis held secret meetings with Pfizer vaccine oligarch Albert Bourla, sparking speculation of an undisclosed special arrangement between the Vatican and corrupt Big Pharma.
Pfizer was fined $2.3 billion in 2009 in what was then the largest healthcare fraud settlement on record. The company spent more than $21.8 million in 2019-20 and $6.7 million in January-August 2021 to lobby the government, making it the biggest spender of any individual pharmaceutical company during the COVID-19 crisis.
“I think the optics raise concerns about the possibility of financial conflicts of interest between Pfizer and the Vatican,” Dr. Alan Moy, CEO and co-founder of biotech company Cellular Engineering Technologies, told Church Militant.
Meanwhile, the Vatican’s “vaccination coin” raises questions about previous controversial stamps and coins during Francis’ pontificate.
In 2021, the Vatican Philatelic Office issued a block of six stamps featuring snapshots of Pope Francis’ meetings with leaders of the world’s major religions over the past six years, highlighting meetings with Jewish, Muslim and , Buddhists and Hindus.
In 2020, the Vatican Mint issued a 10 euro silver coin depicting “Mother Earth”.
The stamps illustrate Francis’ new doctrine, elaborated in his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, according to which “the different religions, founded on respect for each human person as a creature called to be a child of God, contribute significantly to the construction of fraternity and the defense of justice in society,” the Vatican Philatelic and Numismatic Office explained.
In 2020, the Vatican Mint issued a 10 euro silver coin depicting “Mother Earth” for World Earth Day. The coin symbolizes the fertility of the earth “with long ears of corn” intertwined with the braided hair of the mother, the Numismatic Chronicle said.
The Vatican depicted the image on the coin as that of an “earth-bearing mother, to whom we owe care and love as if she were a daughter.”
A five-euro silver coin issued in the same set represents “Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, opening his arms wide as a sign of welcome in the name of the Church to all those migrants and refugees who flee hunger, poverty and conflicts.”
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Protestant revolt, the Vatican issued a postage stamp depicting Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon – two of the protagonists of the so-called Reformation.
The stamp depicts Martin Luther on the left side of the Cross, kneeling in “a penitential disposition” and holding “the Bible, source and destination of his doctrine”.
On the right, “Philip Melanchthon, theologian and friend of Martin Luther, one of the main protagonists of the reform”, holding his Augsburg Confession — the first official public presentation of the principles of Protestantism.
“We have the opportunity to mend a critical moment in our history by moving beyond the controversies and disagreements that have often kept us from understanding each other,” François remarked.
In 2017, the Vatican stopped minting euro coins bearing the likeness of Pope Francis, replacing his image with the Vatican coat of arms and the 12 stars of the European Union.
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