Molise priests protest living wills (2)

Five parishes sound mourning bells

(ANSA) - Campobasso, April 21 - The parish priests of five Moilise dioceses on Thursday sounded their church bells in mourning at the passage from the House to the Senate of a bill on living wills. The priests in Carovilli, Castropignano, Duronia, Pietrabbondante, and Salcito sounded their bells against the approval of the living will which allows people to say in advance how they want to be treated at the end of their lives, refusing some useless and excessive treatment. Carovilli parish priest Father Mario Fangio told reporters about the initiative. There has been resistance by Catholics to the living-will bill, and Catholic Mps managed to insert a clause allowing doctors to refuse to comply with patients' requests out of conscientious objection.
   

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