Carey is wrong on assisted dying, says Archbishop

The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke pictured at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

The Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke pictured at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

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The most senior figure in the Church of Ireland has strongly rejected a former Archbishop of Canterbury’s arguments in favour of ‘assisted dying’.

Archbishop of Armagh Richard Clarke said that he found Lord Carey’s comments in support of allowing the terminally ill to have help to end their own lives “perplexing”.

Writing in Friday’s News Letter, the Primate of All Ireland, whose wife died from cancer five years ago, said that support for helping the terminally ill to end their lives was neither in keeping with Christian teaching nor even some secular understandings of the sanctity of life.

 

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