Canadian Archbishop told that those requesting for assisted suicide would not have the right disposition to receive the last rites. Archbishop Terrence Prendergast of Ottawa was prompted to speak on the anointing of the sick as legal assisted suicide would soon arrive in Canada.
“Asking to be killed is gravely disordered and is a rejection of the hope that the rite calls for and tries to bring into the situation,” the Archbishop said. “But we cannot be forgiven pre-emptively for something we are going to do – like ask for assisted suicide when suicide is a grave sin,” he added.
Canadian law makers had criminalized assisted suicide before. Those who advised, aided or supported suicide would receive 14 years imprisonment. But now Canadian law makers were preparing new assisted suicide laws.