The bishops of the Atlantic region this past Sunday, November 27, released a official document offering their thoughts on medical assistance in dying . They urge the need for pastoral care and companionship and deep prayer as the conversation continues regarding end of life care
Archbishop Mancini states in his cover letter:
On this first Sunday of Advent, I am pleased to present the pastoral reflection of the Atlantic Bishops, on the matter of medically assisted dying.
In this letter, the bishops offer their thoughts and advise on how to appropriately respond to individuals and their families who may be considering medically assisted dying and seeking pastoral care.
I invite all the faithful to receive this reflection for their prayerful consideration. I invite all clergy and laity involved in the care of the sick and dying, to reflect the pastoral attitudes contained in this letter.
May the birth of Christ for which we are preparing, help us to appreciate the full value of life and respectfully care for it.
To read the full text: A Pastoral Reflection on Medical Assistance in Dying click here. C’est disponsable en français ici.