London, England, May 18, 2018 / 12:13 pm
After debate this week, the Guernsey legislature has moved to reject a proposed legalization of physician assisted suicide on the island, drawing praise from the local bishop.
"Delighted to learn that Guernsey has rejected the proposals for physician assisted suicide and euthanasia!" said Bishop Philip Egan on Twitter May 18.
"Thanks be to God for answering our prayer during this Great Novena leading to Pentecost," Egan continued.
Egan is the bishop of nearby Portsmouth, whose diocese encompasses Guernsey. The island is a Crown dependency located off the coast of Normandy and falls under the responsibility of the U.K. Had the island passed the euthanasia measure, Guernsey would have been the first place on the British Isles to allow physician assisted suicide.