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Italian archbishop Paglia says assisted suicide is ‘feasible’

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.

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