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Activists protest against euthanasia in Belgium, where the Church faces similar challenges to Canada (CNS)

Those seeking to end their lives lack ‘the proper disposition for the anointing of the sick’

A supporter in favour of Oregon's assisted suicide law outside the Supreme Court in 2005 (AP)

Assisted suicide deaths soar in Oregon

Campaigners say it is ‘getting easier and easier for people to justify dying’ in the US state

'Doctor-shopping' has effectively led to euthanasia on demand, the study claims (PA)

MPs raise concerns after researchers find ‘social isolation’ was a factor in majority of requests

At the end we are bathed in love (Agencia Estado via AP Images)

Our deathbeds are an opportunity to sort out the unfinished, sometimes heartbreaking, emotional business of life

Pope Francis poses for a photo with a group of nuns after his weekly general audience (AP)

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Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez (PA)

Gov Jerry Brown has not indicated whether he will sign the bill that would legalise assisted suicide in the state

Protesters stand outside the Houses of Parliament in London as MPs debate the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Parliament is unlikely to debate another Bill on the issue for years to come

The House of Commons has voted on the Assisted Dying Bill (PA)

Rob Marris presented his private member’s Bill in the House of Commons today

Edward Leigh MP addresses the House of Commons

Follow our live blog for regular updates on today’s debate

Author Atul Gawande tackles our confused thinking about mortality

Death is not always ‘a terrible tragedy’

Death in old age is a natural process which we must all eventually face