• As believers, how can we fail to see that abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide are a terrible rejection of God's gift of life and love? And as believers, how can we fail to feel the duty to surround the sick and those in distress with the warmth of our affection and the support that will help them always to embrace life?

    Pope John Paul II, Achille Silvestrini, Jerome M. Vereb (1999). “A Pilgrim Pope: Messages for the World”, p.318, Andrews McMeel Publishing