“Never euthanasia, assisted suicide and abandoning the sick”

| 8 Gennaio 2020

By Luca Collodi “In your work, may you always strive to promote the dignity and life of each person, and reject any compromise in the direction of euthanasia, assisted suicide or suppression of life, even in the case of terminal illness.” Pope Francis makes this appeal to healthcare professionals in his message for this year’s […]

Vatican to host interfaith meeting on end-of-life issues

| 18 Dicembre 2019

ROME — Helping society move from a throwaway culture to “one that cares” is the goal of a Dec. 11-12 conference being co-organized by the Vatican. “The sick and the elderly are considered people who have nothing left to offer,” said Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the head of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life. “They are […]

Vatican Archbishop: those who say Judas is in hell are ‘heretics’ and priests may ‘accompany’ assisted suicides

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ROME, December 11, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — In a statement difficult to reconcile with Scripture and Tradition, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has claimed on behalf of the Catholic Church that anyone who says Judas Iscariot is in hell is a heretic. In an even more disturbing statement, the Italian archbishop has also […]

Archbishop Paglia says priests can be present at assisted suicide

| 12 Dicembre 2019

Vatican City, Dec 11, 2019 / 04:08 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said Tuesday that he would be willing to hold the hand of someone dying from assisted suicide, and that he does not see that as lending implicit support for the practice. Paglia spoke at a Dec. […]

Blessed Hunger, Cursed Hunger

| 20 Ottobre 2019

THE BLESSING OF HUNGER If there is an experience that deeply touches the human life, it is hunger. The first gesture of love is to nourish the new-born. Being nourished is the first experience of being loved. Hunger, in itself, is the basic experience of the relational meaning of life. Man does not live by […]

Sixth International African Palliative Care Conference

| 20 Settembre 2019

Introduction I am pleased to participate in the Sixth International African Palliative Care Conference hosted by the African Palliative Care Association and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda. I would particularly like to thank Dr. Emmanuel Luyirika, President of the African Palliative Care Association, for his invitation, as well as all the […]