Archbishop claims assisted suicide ‘wrong in principle’

Top Catholic condemns bill on right to die

By Tim Pauling

Published: 16/02/2010

One of Scotland’s most senior Catholic clerics has spoken out against an attempt by right-to-die campaigner Margo MacDonald to legalise assisted suicide north of the border.

The Most Rev Mario Conti, Archbishop of Glasgow, said it was “wrong in principle” for someone to take their own life or for someone to help them do it.

The former Bishop of Aberdeen said there was already scope in the justice system to show mercy on people for helping someone to die.

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