Re: Pope refuses hospital - is this not suicide?
Pope refuses hospital - is this not suicide?
Stretching a fine line I would say. Suicide would be to take a healthy body and purposely destroy it. If the Pope is refusing the hospital he is refusing treatment that would only extend the inevitable. Of course, it is inevitable that we will all die some day, but there IS a difference between natural causes and suicide.
I am not Catholic, but since the Pope is the supreme human authority within their Church, he is responsible for their moral, ethical and spiritual following.