Saying he will be vaccinated himself next week, Francis described the refusal to get the vaccine as suicidal.
Despite the pandemic, Christmas traditions endure, shedding some brightness in a gloomy season.
“The darkness seems pretty dark at the moment,” said one minister, who will preach about hope in the face of fear.
They were educators, music teachers and liturgists, living out their remaining years in a retirement residence after lifetimes of service.
Argentina’s President Alberto Fernández has made the rights of women and of gay and transgender people central to his government, even through a recession and a pandemic.
“You have a different court, and I think that was the statement the court was making,” the governor said after a 5-4 decision barring restrictions on religious services.
In earlier rulings related to coronavirus restrictions in California and Nevada, the court had taken the opposite approach. But its membership has changed since then.