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Cardinal Parolin and Deputy Vatican Secretary of State Test Positive for COVID-19

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Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, and his deputy, sostituto Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra shown in Mozambique in 2019. Both have tested positive for the coronavirus. Cardinal Fernando Filoni also pictured in the center.

Despite enforcing some of the strictest vaccine mandates in the world, the Vatican Secretary of State and ‘sostituto’ Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra test positive for the disease, though symptoms are reportedly mild.