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The Vatican Is Selling $180 Coins Commemorating ‘Young People’ Who Are ‘Ready to Receive the Vaccine’


The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State (responsible for issuing Vatican postal stamps and Vatican coins) is selling $180 coins depicting “a doctor, a nurse, and a young person who is ready to receive the vaccine” as “The Holy Father has repeatedly stressed the importance of [COVID-19] vaccination… .”


The Philatelic and Numismatic Office of the Vatican City State, which is responsible for issuing Vatican postal stamps and Vatican coins, is now selling a series of coins “dedicated to a current theme that is very close to Pope Francis’ heart: treatments to counter the pandemic and the need to be vaccinated.” The coins apparently violate Catholic doctrine (as well as the Nuremberg Code), and are already sold out.

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The Office notes on its sales page for the Vatican vaccine coins that the featured €20 silver coin—designed by Italian artist Chiara Principe“depicts a doctor, a nurse, and a young person who is ready to receive the vaccine.” The description goes on to note that “The Holy Father has repeatedly stressed the importance of vaccination, recalling that healthcare is ‘a moral obligation,’ and it is important to ‘continue efforts to immunize even the poorest peoples.'”

Church Militant reported on sale of the Vatican vaccine coins, collecting opinions from various people regarding the coins’ violation of basic Church tenets. “I receive this news with a mixture of deep pain and concern for a Church that is increasingly in a crisis of identity and truth,” Italian ethicist Dr. Fulvio Di Blasi told Church Militant. Di Blasi, author of the book Vaccination as an Act of Love? Epistemology of Ethical Choice in Times of Pandemics, added that “These drugs are not technically vaccines; they statistically kill a number of people, and, according to the latest studies, they even have negative efficacy.”

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Di Blasi also told Church Militant that “While judicial rulings against [the COVID-19 ‘vaccines’] multiply more and more, the Vatican increases fanatical support for them, which is not scientific at all and which is foreign to revealed truth.”

Reporting on the Vatican vaccine coins, columnist at The Rogue Review and author of the Pro Deo et Libertate Newsletter Catherine Salgado pointed out that “the Vatican has [also] continued to insist on vaccine passports… completely contrary to the doctrine of freedom of conscience as laid out in Catechism of the Catholic Church no. 1782… .) Salgado went on to say that “The Vatican has come under fire for its vaccine passport before, notably when it was revealed that Pope Francis had had secret meetings with Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla in 2020.” (Indeed, The National Catholic Register reported on January 15 of this year that Pope Francis met twice with Bourla in “privately held undisclosed” meetings.)

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There is also a €50 gold coin available as a part of the same series, but it’s dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It shows the mother of Jesus standing with her mantle outspread under which “believers” find shelter.

The Philatelic and Numismatic Office was created in February of 1929 and issued the first of the Vatican City’s postal stamps in August of the same year. Vatican stamps may only be used within the Vatican City State and the quantity of coins is limited via a treaty with Italy (the total value of all coins minted in 2002, for example, was restricted to €310,400). In 2017, the Vatican stopped minting euro coins bearing images of Pope Francis, replacing them with the Vatican coat of arms (immediately above) and the 12 stars of the European Union.


Feature image: Commercializzazione Filatelica e Numismatica

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