In the course of the in-flight press conference, the Pope also addressed the Russo-Ukrainian War and Ukraine’s right to defend itself, relations between the Holy See and China, and critiques that participation in the Kazakh interreligious congress risks indifferentism.
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The Committee for Life, the Laity, and the Family of the Argentine Bishops’ Conference said the country is facing ‘a new manifestation of the culture of death and the throwaway culture.’
The Peruvian Supreme Court upheld on July 14 the decision of a lower court to allow Ana Estrada, who suffers from polymyositis, to put an end to her life through euthanasia.
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New legislation rejects religious exemptions. Catholic bishops in Australia have repeatedly written in support of palliative care as an alternative.
Cardinal Willem Eijk, a medical doctor and a member of the academy, firmly rejected the support, saying assisted suicide and euthanasia both bear ‘the same moral responsibility’ in carrying out a termination of life.
“This is further evidence that legalizing assisted suicide or euthanasia will result in more people ending their lives prematurely. It will not save lives. It will not help prevent suicide.”
Concluding his address, the Pope noted that in the Hail Mary prayer, Catholics ask the Virgin Mary to be close “at the hour of our death.”
How does one describe such a culture of death? It’s a puzzlement.