Euthanasia in Italy

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Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.

Pontifical Academy for Life responds to outcry over Archbishop Paglia assisted suicide comments

Apr 24, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Italian prelate’s statement that legalized assisted suicide is “feasible” refers to a “specific” proposed law in Italy, the Vatican... Read more

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, grand chancellor of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II, speaks at a press conference.

Pontifical Academy for Life president calls medically assisted suicide ‘feasible’

Apr 23, 2023

By Shannon Mullen, Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia’s remarks on legalizing assisted suicide contradict the clear teachings of the Catholic Church. Read more

The Constitutional Court of the Italian Republic in Rome.

Italy’s constitutional court blocks physician-assisted suicide referendum

Feb 16, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Italian bishops welcomed the court’s decision. Read more


Jesuit journal criticized for article supporting assisted suicide bill in Italy

Jan 17, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

The article was published in La Civiltà Cattolica last week. Read more


Campaign for legal euthanasia, assisted suicide takes step forward in Italy

Aug 19, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Campaigners in Italy have passed the first hurdle in an effort to legalize assisted suicide and euthanasia. Read more