Vatican took position in the principled discussions about “death with dignity”

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He specified however that he was not judging individuals and their decision. “Dignity is something other than putting an end to one’s own life,” said the senior Vatican official to the Italian media. A replica of the Oregon-based advocacy group Compassion & Choices followed, saying Ms Maynard was not Catholic and it would be wrong to impose a set of religious beliefs on people who did not share them.

The discussion  moved on social media and many people expressed thoughts as this one: “I applaud her courage and think it is reprehensible that the church wouldn’t want to allow her a peaceful death on her own terms.” A perspective of another thinking mode was already interesting, someone saying: “I do not agree with any religion on practically anything, I just believe in Hope and God. Something this poor woman did not – she believed in doctors.”

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