Bishop John joins faith leaders in encouraging vaccine uptake

Friday 9th April 2021

Bishop John has joined the voices of interfaith leaders across Manchester to call for people to respond to the invitation to take the vaccine when they are invited to.

In the video, produced by Manchester City Council, the interfaith leaders spoke with one voice to back the progress of scientists in developing the vaccine, stating that they believe the vaccine will save lives and help us all to return to normal life as soon as possible.

The video addresses issues concerning people of faith, reiterating that the vaccine will not change DNA saying:

“We stand united in our faith and our belief in the people of this city. Times have been hard, but our hope will never fade.”

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales have released a statement around vaccines which can be read here.

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