Euthanasia

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Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán

Mexican Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán has died at the age of 89

Apr 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Mexican cardinal is remembered as a strong voice of opposition to abortion and euthanasia. Read more

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Study challenges claim that legalizing euthanasia and assisted suicide could ‘save lives’

Feb 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

The peer-reviewed paper analyzed suicide rates in Europe. Read more

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Vatican speaker says palliative care is a ‘revolutionary endeavor’

Feb 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Euthanasia and assisted suicide are spreading across Europe. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Feb. 9, 2022.

Pope Francis: The dying need palliative care, not euthanasia or assisted suicide

Feb 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

He said that the ethical principle ‘applies to everyone, not just Christians or believers.’ Read more

Lady Justice atop the Old Bailey in London.

English prosecutors consider guidelines advising against charges for those who assist in 'mercy killings'

Jan 14, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

The Crown Prosecution Service, which brings criminal charges in England and Wales, is considering a proposal to examine “mercy killings”... Read more

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Two non-terminally ill Colombians euthanized

Jan 10, 2022

By ACI Prensa

Within the span of 24 hours this weekend, two Colombians became the first people without a terminal illness to be... Read more

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Euthanization of non-terminally ill Colombian woman canceled

Oct 11, 2021

By Diego Lopez Marina

The euthanization of a Martha Liria Sepúlveda Campo, a 51-year-old woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, was cancelled, the Colombian Pain... Read more

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Colombian bishop implores ill woman to not be euthanized

Oct 7, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The head of the Colombian bishops’ Commission for the Promotion and Defense of Life on Wednesday addressed a video message... Read more

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Queensland parliament legalizes euthanasia, assisted suicide

Sep 29, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

The Australian state of Queensland has voted to become the fifth state in the country to legalize assisted suicide and... Read more

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Sept. 27, 2021.

Pope Francis decries abortion and euthanasia as treating human life like ‘waste’

Sep 27, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“Is it right to hire a hitman to solve a problem? That’s what abortion is,” the pope said. Read more

Nayib Bukele, president of El Salvador.

Salvadoran president urged to oppose proposed pro-abortion constitutional changes

Sep 15, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Seventy-five pro-life and pro-family organizations on Monday asked the president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, to oppose the changes to... Read more

Pope Francis is interviewed by Carlos Herrera, a journalist at the Spanish radio station COPE.

Pope Francis says that he hopes Cardinal Becciu is innocent of charges in Vatican finance trial

Sep 1, 2021

By Courtney Mares

He made the comment in his first interview since undergoing colon surgery. Read more

Colombian bishops: Euthanasia is a danger for the frailest and most vulnerable

Jul 28, 2021

By Walter Sanchez Silva

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference decried the July 22 ruling of the Constitutional Court that expanded access to euthanasia to non-terminally... Read more

Massive pro-life demonstrations to be organized in Spain

Jun 29, 2021

By Blanca Ruiz

The Assembly of Associations for Life, Freedom and Dignity, consisting of more than 140 civil society organizations in Spain, met... Read more

A priest distributes Holy Communion.

Eucharistic coherence and the USCCB spring meeting: Five questions you need answered

Jun 11, 2021

By CNA Staff

This CNA explainer goes through the essential background questions about the term eucharistic coherence in preparation for the USCCB spring... Read more

Deaths by euthanasia soared last year in Canada

Jun 9, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The number of Canadians who ended their lives by euthanasia and assisted suicide increased by 17% in 2020, the country’s... Read more

Bishop Mark Davies of Shrewsbury

Legal assisted suicide bill would mean killing, not caring, UK bishop warns

May 24, 2021

A true culture of caring protects the sick, the vulnerable, and the elderly, said one English Catholic bishop in response... Read more

As UK lawmakers revisit assisted suicide, palliative care prof says ‘aid in dying’ advocacy misleads

May 21, 2021

A peer in the House of Lords has put forward a proposal to revisit the legalization of assisted suicide in... Read more

Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, pictured Dec. 18, 2017

Portugal’s Catholic bishops welcome presidential veto of euthanasia bill

Mar 16, 2021

Portugal’s Catholic bishops applaud President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa’s decision to veto a bill legalizing euthanasia Read more

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Belgium and the Netherlands see rapid rise in euthanasia and assisted suicide cases

Feb 16, 2021

Euthanasia and assisted suicide cases have risen rapidly in Belgium and the Netherlands since the practices were legalized in 2002,... Read more