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Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec (CNS)

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix of Quebec said he would not follow in the steps of other Canadian bishops

Cardinal Willem Eijk of Utrecht, Netherlands, is seen in Cornwall, Ontario (CNS photo/CNS photo/Francois Gloutnay, Presence)

Cardinal Willem Eijk addressed a meeting of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops

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

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

Pope Francis (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope spoke to a group of healthcare professionals from Spain and Latin America

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

The woman was self-harming and suicidal (Photo: PA)

The woman was given a lethal injection after battling severe psychiatric problems

Nikki Kenward of Distant Voices: 'The psychiatric profession is letting people down'

The number of mental health patients killed by euthanasia in the Netherlands has quadrupled from 13 to 56 in the last four years

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