Head of Pontifical Academy for Life Endorses Assisted Suicide, Violating Catholic Church Teaching

(LifeNews.com) – In another alarming statement by a Catholic Church leader, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life made a comment last week appearing to support the legalized killing of people by assisted suicide.

The statement by Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, contradicts Christian teachings about the sanctity of human life. Christians believe human beings are valuable from conception to natural death because they are created in the image of God, and ending lives by abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide and other means is evil.

However, Paglia said assisted suicide may be a “feasible” option in certain circumstances during the International Journalism Festival on April 19 in Perugia, Italy, according to the Catholic News Agency. CONTINUE