On the 11th of December, an armed man entered the Church of the Conception of Our Lady, in Campinas, Brazil, mortally wounding at least four people while causing serious injury to another four. Finally, the assailant took his own life. One of the victims who died during the attack, forfeited his own life, to save the life of his mother
“Caring for the sick, especially those near death, cannot be reduced simply to giving them medicine, but must include providing healing and comfort that gives their lives value and meaning,” Pope Francis said. “Serene and participatory human accompaniment of terminally ill patients is crucial at a time when there is a ‘nearly universal’ push for legalizing euthanasia”, he emphasised on Oct. 1.