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Pope Francis wished to warn in opposition to “humanist euthansia” and “ideological colonizations” which go “against human life”.

By LL with AFP

Pope Francis during a press conference upon his return from Marseille on his plane to Rome on Saturday evening.
Pope Francis throughout a press convention upon his return from Marseille on his airplane to Rome on Saturday night.

HASReturning from a go to to Marseille, Pope Francis warned on Saturday: “We do not play with life. » A statement which comes shortly before the examination of a controversial bill in France which could authorize “active assistance in dying”.

“We don’t play with life!” We do not play with life, neither at the starting nor at the finish,” the sovereign pontiff repeated throughout a press convention on the airplane taking him again to Rome. Jorge Bergoglio spoke late this morning with French President Emmanuel Macron for the fourth time in six years, their first assembly exterior the Vatican.

Asked about the topic, the pope replied: “Today we did not talk about this theme. But we talked about it last time (in October 2022 at the Vatican, editor’s note). » “I spoke clearly (..): I gave my opinion. With life, we don’t play. Neither at the beginning nor at the end,” the pope mentioned. “Today, let us be attentive to ideological colonizations which (…) go against human life. » “Otherwise, it will end with this policy of no pain, of humanist euthanasia,” he warned.

An anticipated textual content

According to Emmanuel Macron’s entourage, the two males did focus on the topic on Saturday, however the president caught to the “calendar” and the “methodology” of a textual content anticipated “in the coming weeks”. It was theoretically alleged to be offered earlier than the pope’s arrival, however was postponed.

This textual content, which may go as far as to incorporate “active assistance in dying”, would open a brand new proper solely to adults, affected by an incurable sickness and with a “medium-term” important prognosis.

In his speech on Saturday morning, the sovereign pontiff refuted the “falsely dignified perspective of a sweet death, in reality saltier than the waters of the sea”.