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Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto (CNS)

Cardinal Thomas Collins of Toronto has called on compatriots to write to politicians and ask them to ‘protect the vulnerable’

Consensus about our shared values is breaking down (PA)

An unpleasant populism is sweeping across Europe and beyond

An anti-euthanasia demonstrator in London

Canada’s euthanasia law is telling some Canadians that their lives are not worth living

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’

Doctors in an intensive care unit in Belgium, a nation that embraces 'mercy killing' (Photo: AP)

What dying patients can teach us about life

Many patients cannot find peace until they have become reconciled with those they love

'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

The fear of prosecution has previously made many doctors reluctant to administer lethal injections to patients who had lost their mental capacity (PA)

Doctors will be free to administer lethal injections to dementia patients who have signed advance directives

Activists protest against the proposed statutory amendment legalizing the euthanasia of young children in 2014 in Brussels (CNS photo/Julien Warnand, EPA)

The thin end of the wedge has proved true in the ex-Catholic country

The Belgian flag flies outside the Belgian federal parliament in Brussels. Some politicians have been demanding that the Church should be stripped of public funding unless it allowed euthanasia on its premises (Photo: AP)

Family of elderly cancer sufferer are suing the care home for not allowing a doctor to administer a lethal injection on its premises