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Pope meets with man considering suicide

March 16, 2017

During his March 15 general audience, Pope Francis spoke in St. Peter’s Square with a Peruvian man who has requested assisted suicide in Switzerland.

L’Osservatore Romano reported that Duannie Pinto Gonzales, a man with an incurable degenerative disease, requested to speak with Pope Francis. The Pope “greeted him with an embrace and listened a long time,” according to the newspaper.


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