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Pope orders Belgian hospitals not to deliberately kill patients


By Cian Molloy -

One of the major problems with euthanasia legislation remains the arbitrary nature of the criteria used.

The Pope has ordered the Brothers of Charity Order in Belgium to ensure that euthanasia is not practised in hospitals and care institutions owned by the order and run by the Brothers of Charity Group.

Euthanasia, the deliberate killing of the terminally ill and/or those with disabilities, is legal in Belgium, but is condemned as morally wrong by the Church.

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