“One of the great strengths of our Catholic schools is that they form part of a wider parish and faith community who support one another," says Bishop Fintan Gavin.
"It is essential to find a cure for this terrible virus, which has brought the world to its knees. We must also cure the larger virus of social injustice, inequality of opportunity, marginalisation, and lack of protection for the weakest."
"The bishops should be only be promoting ethically produced vaccines," argues Precious Life director Bernadette Smyth.
Pontiff warns that abortion is an absolute evil but avoiding pregnancy isn't in particularly difficult circumstances such as Paul VI's authorisation to nuns threatened with rape.