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Only vaccinated allowed during Pope’s Slovakia visit

July 21, 2021

Bratislava: Only fully vaccinated faithful will be allowed to attend public events during Pope Francis’s visit to Slovakia, officials said on Tuesday, according to Slovak media reports.

"We have been informed that from a security point of view and in terms of technical possibilities, this is the only real way not to radically limit the number of participants," Stanislav Zvolensky, archbishop of Bratislava, was quoted as saying. Health Minister Vladimir Lengvarsky said the aim was to "enable as many people... as possible to participate".