Archbishop Paglia, President of the Pontifical Academy of Life, stated that “It cannot be excluded that in our society a legal mediation is feasible which allows assisted suicide in the conditions specified by the Constitutional Court ‘s Judgment [of 2019].”
The archbishop cited the 2019 court ruling, which specified circumstances under which assisted suicide would not be considered criminal:
- The person must be being kept alive by life support treatments and diagnosed with an irreversible pathology;
- that condition must be a source of physical or psychological suffering that they deem intolerable;
- they must be fully capable of making free and informed decisions.