Pastoral Notes 6th July, 2014

REQUEST FROM OUR BISHOPS

“The Bill to legalise ‘assisted dying’ – meaning ‘assisted suicide’ – will be debated in the House of Lords on 18th July 2014. There will be a free vote because it is not government legislation. If passed, this Bill would place vulnerable people at serious risk. Especially if you have direct experience of caring for a dying person, either as a family member or as a health or social care professional, please write before 18th July to a Peer to tell them your views. For more information, including details of how to write to a Peer, please visit www.catholicchurch.org.uk/assisted-dying-bill It is very important to write as soon as possible.”