POPE FRANCIS DEMANDS BELGIAN ORDER STOP EUTHANIZING MENTAL PATIENTS
by Bradley Eli, M.Div., Ma.Th. • ChurchMilitant.com • August 9, 2017
Stockman: “The Holy Father was formally informed about it and … the steps to be taken”
Rome (ChurchMilitant.com) – Pope Francis is backing an ultimatum requiring a Belgian religious order to disallow euthanasia at their mental hospitals this month or face canonical sanctions.
The ultimatum, promulgated last week by two dicasteries in Rome and personally approved by the Holy Father, demands the Brothers of Charity reverse their pro-euthanasia policy at their 15 psychiatric hospitals in Belgium and sign a statement professing adherence to Church teaching regarding end-of-life issues.