ROME (ChurchMilitant.com) - A Jesuit dean has suffered blood clots in the brain and is in a coma while his fellow Jesuit professor is in a critical condition with kidney failure after taking the COVID-19 vaccine and catching the China virus.
Both academics belong to the Society of Jesus community at the prestigious Jesuit-run Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, which recently imposed a policy requiring all members to be fully vaccinated or be suspended from teaching.
Fr. Jacquineau Azétsop, S.J., a 48-year-old priest from Cameroon and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, is now in an induced coma in Rome's Gemelli Hospital and half his brain is dead, multiple sources told Church Militant.
Azétsop, who holds a doctorate in theology from Boston College and a master's in public health from Johns Hopkins University, contracted the China virus despite taking both shots of the COVID-19 vaccine.
The Jesuit, who served as professor of health policy and bioethics at the Faculté de médecine Teilhard de Chardin in N'Djamena, Chad, was previously in good health, Church Militant has learned.
Doctors, however, are insisting that the blood clots in Azétsop's brain are not related to the vaccine but were brought on by a hereditary condition.
Meanwhile, Fr. Linus Kujur, S.J., a 69-year-old priest from India and associate professor of missiology, has suffered kidney failure after getting vaccinated and contracting COVID-19.
Kujur, who hails from the Oraon tribe in the Ranchi district of Jharkhand, has been a member of the Society of Jesus for nearly 50 years and has a licentiate in liturgy and a doctorate in missiology from the Gregorian.
Doctors are concerned that Kujur's illness is accompanied by comorbidities. Both priests are highly spoken of and much-loved by students and colleagues on the faculty.
In a public submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the adverse effects of the vaccine, Dr. J. Patrick Whelan wrote:
I am concerned about the possibility that the new vaccines aimed at creating immunity against the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (including the mRNA vaccines of Moderna and Pfizer) have the potential to cause microvascular injury to the brain, heart, liver and kidneys in a way that does not currently appear to be assessed in safety trials of these potential drugs.
But pro-vaccine researchers at Oxford University insisted that risk of cerebral blood clots from disease is 10 times that from vaccination, a study in the peer-reviewed British Medical Journal reported.
Several studies have established serious adverse effects, especially kidney failure, following the administration of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir. The drug has become part of a widely used hospital protocol for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 even though the World Health Organization concluded the drug is ineffective and should not be used.
Church Militant contacted the Gregorian for an update on the health of the priests but was told that "health conditions are strictly private data" as per "the Italian Data Protection Authority and Italian journalistic deontology."
However, students, faculty, staff and visitors are forced to disclose their private health status on COVID-19 after the university adopted Italy's Green Pass in August in violation of the Nuremberg Code, Italian Constitution, and a recent Council of Europe resolution.
The Gregorian also asks individuals to disclose their private health status on vaccination as a precondition to entering the premises, attending classes or teaching courses at the university by showing a Green Pass.
Meanwhile, sources told Church Militant at least six Jesuits have tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 despite the Gregorian adopting the most stringent health regulations including vaccination, regular testing, social distancing and masking.
On Saturday, the Gregorian set up an "extraordinary vaccination point" in agreement with the Local Health Authority of Rome "to actively contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in view of the start of the new academic year."
Around 80 people belonging to the university and to the institutes connected to it booked the service to receive the Moderna vaccine in the university's main hall, a statement from the Gregorian said.
Earlier, the university's faculty of theology organized a whole course to facilitate a "dialogue" between COVID-19, faith and science led by virologist Dr. Ernesto Burgio and theologians in the areas of biblical, patristic, fundamental, dogmatic and moral theology.
Jesuit superiors and heads of institutions are creating "vaccinated only" ghettos by excluding religious, faculty, students and staff who have not taken the COVID-19 injections and, in some cases, even the booster shots, Church Militant reported last month.
In an extreme case of vaccine coercion, the Jesuits' West Province in the United States (UWE) ordered that "all Jesuits ... be fully vaccinated or plan to begin the vaccination process in the next three days," Church Militant reported.
"Once boosters are widely distributed, booster-vaccination proof will also be required," the three-page UWE mandate stated, insisting that Jesuits must also comply with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) booster mandates.
Jesuit communities have taken a dogmatic position on the safety and efficacy of the vaccines, even though scientists like Dr. Robert Malone, inventor of mRNA vaccine technology, have emphasized that the COVID-19 jabs are "especially imperfect."
Vaccines "don't provide us with very robust protection against infection, they don't provide us with very robust protection against virus replication, and they don't protect us from virus-shedding or spreading it to others," Dr. Malone said in a recent interview.
Malone argues the viral load in vaccinated people who are infected is not just as high but possibly higher than the viral load in unvaccinated people who are infected.