Vatican investigates Belgian order’s decision to allow euthanasia in its hospitals

Cardinal Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, is reportedly looking into the case

Catholic Herald

Simon Caldwell

The Vatican is investigating the decision of a group of psychiatric care centres run by a Catholic religious order in Belgium to permit doctors to perform euthanasia of “nonterminal” mentally ill patients on its premises.

Brother René Stockman, superior general of the Brothers of Charity, told Catholic News Service that Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, is personally examining the situation. . . [Full text]


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