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Ottawa archbishop, in Easter message, urges rejection of assisted suicide

March 24, 2016

In an Easter message, Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa calls upon the faithful to reject assisted suicide.

Acknowledging the fear and pain that may be experienced by people facing terminal illness, the archbishop writes that "as Catholic Christians we know that we have solutions for these anxieties grounded in our faith in Christ's Passion and Resurrection and in reason." Palliative care can ease pain and prayer can help allay fear, he writes. 


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