Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Global Access to Vaccines

The Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns joined a group of over 50 Catholic religious and nonprofit organizations in sending a letter urging President Biden to address global COVID-19 vaccine access at the G7 Summit in Cornwall, England in mid-June.

Dr. Donald McCrabb, convenor for the newly established Catholic Cares Coalition, delivered a letter on behalf of the group asking the president to work to promote the COVID-19 vaccine and address vaccine equity in the United States and around the world.

McCrabb is executive director of the U.S. Catholic Mission Association.

The letter expressed gratitude for Biden’s leadership and his support of efforts to produce and distribute vaccines, but it also stressed more needs to be done as “as sickness and death from COVID-19 continue unabated in countries around the word.”

The group urged Biden and the leaders of the other G7 countries — Canada, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom — to “support a robust global response to the COVID-19 pandemic” with collaborative leadership recognizing that “no one is safe unless all of us are safe.”

Read the text of the letter here:

Faith in action: Visit to find resources for prayer, study, and action to promote acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines among Catholics in the United States and sharing COVID-19 vaccines globally.