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'Modern medical advances have made pain unendurable and assisted suicide a human right' (PA)

In modern society, fear of God has been replaced by fear of death

Priest administers the sacrament of the sick to a man with HIV  (CNS/Barbara Fraser)

Bishops have issued pastoral guidelines for clergy dealing with Catholics who are considering euthanasia or assisted suicide

Objectors to assisted suicide law (PA/Andrew Milligan)

Judge Daniel Ottolia said it would cause ‘additional pain’ for patients if the bill was put on hold

Pope Tawadros II has suspended his weekly public catechesis in Cairo (AP)

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An activist holds a medical kit which can be used for euthanasia (PA)

St Augustine rest home was fined €6,000 after it stopped doctors from giving a lethal injection to a 74-year-old woman

Under assisted suicide laws in other jurisdictions, doctors would prescribe lethal medication (PA)

The doctors’ trade union voted by 198 to 115 to maintain its current position

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House of Commons in Ottawa, Ontario (CNS)

The bill, which is likely to be sent back for amendments, would legalise assisted suicide

Pro-life supporters carry a banner during the annual National March for Life on Parliament Hill in Ottawa (CNS)

Thousands took part in the annual National March for Life in Ottawa

Canada’s House of Commons in Ottawa

The legislation sets out conditions under which seriously ill and dying adults may seek medical help to end their lives

Pope Francis waves before reciting the Regina Coeli prayer yesterday (AP)

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