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In England, internet service offers prayers, encouragement for those near death

November 03, 2016

The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have launched a web site to serve the needs of those near death.

The site, The Art of Dying Well, offers information, encouragement, and counsel both for terminal patients and for family members, as well as links to prayers and rituals. The site was inspired by a 15th-century manuscript, Ars Moriendi, which filled a similar role. The site is produced with the cooperation of chaplains and medical experts, with a special emphasis on palliative care.

The site also encourages visitors to send photos of those who are confronting death. These photos are sent to five convents and abbeys, where religious have promised to pray for those people.


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