The Holy See has chosen not to follow the lead of many EU countries, including Italy, that are already easing their COVID-19 restrictions.
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The new restrictions, which came into force in the country this week, ban citizens without a Super Green Pass from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, hotels, theaters, and sports events.
The Italian government has so far shown no signs it will reverse its decision on the Green Pass requirement as thousands of residents take to the streets in protest.
Under the new rules, Catholics going to Mass or confession in St. Peter’s Basilica, or in other churches on Vatican territory, will not need to have the COVID-19 pass.
Spokesman Matteo Bruni was unable to confirm whether it would be needed for public papal events. ‘I think certain decisions are still being made,’ he told the Register Sept. 20.
The Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Pontifical Lateran University and the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum have confirmed they will require the COVID-19 plan for all staff and students.