French bishops issue statement against euthanasia
January 20, 2014
Amid calls for the legalization of assisted suicide in France, the permanent council of the French episcopal conference has issued a statement against euthanasia.
“‘Thou shalt not kill’ remains a major moral exigency of every society, and for believers, God’s command,” the bishops said. “This is the foundation of all social life respectful of others, especially the most vulnerable.”
The bishops instead called for “non-aggressive treatment” for the terminally ill, a “real and qualitative development of palliative care,” and the strengthening of “family and social solidarity.”
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