The case of DJ Fabo, a blind tetraplegic who committed assisted suicide in a Swiss clinic, is a "defeat for society," says the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia.
"This very sad affair must prompt us to reflect. I look with
great apprehension and closeness on those who say 'I can't go
on', I understand it," he said. "A society that isn't able to be
close, to help and communicate that the other is important, to
make him feel useful, is offensive".
The head of the Italian
Bishops Conference (CEI), Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, called
Fabo's death a "serious and painful defeat for society".