Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was vaccinated today, Thursday, January 28, 2021, shortly before noon, against the new coronavirus, at the public University Clinic ÇAPA in Constantinople.
On this occasion, the Ecumenical Patriarch thanked the medical and nursing staff of the clinic, as well as all their colleagues around the world, for their self-sacrifice in the struggle for the treatment of patients and the support of their relatives.
The Ecumenical Patriarch encouraged the faithful to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as soon as possible in order to stop this deadly virus.
It is reminded that in an interview that the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew gave to “Vima tis Kyriakis” on January 3, 2021, asked if he would be vaccinated, the primate of Orthodoxy replied, “I will certainly be vaccinated. Besides, I think I should do so due to old age. I am 81 years old, so I belong to the age groups that need to be vaccinated. But it is not only a matter of necessity or choice but also a responsibility to fellow humans. That is why I hope that a large part of the world’s population will soon be vaccinated to stop the spread of the deadly virus. However, until then, we must all strictly comply with the protective measures so as not to mourn more victims,” the Ecumenical Patriarch noted.