Saint Joseph, patron of the good death

Pope Francis

The Church has always shown particular concern for the dying, offering them accompaniment and care, respecting the sacredness of life, even in its final stages, and rejecting the ethically unacceptable practices of euthanasia or assisted suicide.

Marty report on euthanasia

Council of Europe

Mr. Dick Marty reports the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on euthanasia. He aims at introducing, in the Countries where they do not exist yet, laws exempting the physicians who help incurable patients put an end to their lives (if they request it) from legal prosecution.