Riohacha, Colombia, Oct 7, 2021 / 18:01 pm
The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message to Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman who is sick but not terminally so, urging her to desist from her decision to be euthanized.
"As [a] pastor of the Catholic Church, with great respect and affection, I want to tell my sister Martha that she is not alone, that the God of life always accompanies us," Bishop Francisco Antonio Ceballos Escobar of Riohacha said in an Oct. 6 message.
He assured her "that your affliction can find a transcendent meaning if it becomes a call to Love that heals, Love that renews, Love that forgives."
Sepúlveda, 51, has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which last year made her unable to move her legs.