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Archbishop Mennini, apostolic 
nuncio to Great Britain (Photo: Mazur)

Archbishop Mennini expresses concerns in speech to Bishops’ Conference

A board shows the result of today's child euthanasia vote (AP)

Belgium’s chilly detachment from the sick and dependent is widening

Those who practice mercy do not fear death, Pope Francis has said (PA)

It strikes me that the push for euthanasia in this country is driven by a cadre of influential atheists with a fear of death

Archbishop Antonio Mennini (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

The Bill, to be introduced in the Commons in January, is the sixth attempt to legalise assisted suicide in a decade

Pope Benedict marks the 500th anniversary in the Sistine Chapel (CNS)

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Baroness Hollins: 'Lord Falconer’s Bill does not try to address even the most obvious safeguarding questions'

Madeleine Teahan meets Baroness Hollins, the insightful psychiatrist, opponent of assisted suicide and mother of Abigail Witchalls

Suffering has a worth and purpose in the Christian faith

How one woman overcame suffering and disability to embrace life

Lord Falconer: his commission concludes that 'the most important safeguard in any assisted dying regime would lie in the relationship between the patient and their doctors' (PA photo)

His commission ignores the evidence from Oregon and puts all its faith in the idea of a long-standing family doctor

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The relentless drive towards euthanasia

We must resist the drive towards assisted suicide in the name of ‘compassion’