Voluntary assisted dying 'intrinsically evil', the Vatican says

It also claims that 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders are being misused by doctors to intentionally hasten death

The Vatican has reaffirmed its stance that voluntary euthanasia and medically assisted suicide are "intrinsically evil" and should be regarded as a “crime against human life”.

Pope Francis.

On Tuesday, its doctrinal watchdog, known as the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued a new 25-page statement covering end-of-life care, ranging from futile treatments to