A Vatican letter praises Sr. Carol Keehan's commitment to expanding access to health care. The letter highlights her role "carrying out the apostolate of charity" and supporting " 'the fragility of others as we strive to build a common future.' "
As the world seeks normalcy in the COVID-19 pandemic's third year, leaders and experts urge vaccination and vigilance amid complacency, vaccine opposition, economic hardship, and inequalities in vaccine access.
The swift spread of the delta variant and the threat of new variants add new challenges for Catholic sisters and humanitarian leaders working in countries already facing difficulties, including hunger, social unrest and other longstanding health problems like malaria and HIV/AIDS.
In the face of a pandemic that is worsening in some countries, it is up to the universal church and Catholic sisters to continue and intensify efforts to get people vaccinated against COVID-19, says Sr. Carol Keehan.