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Pope mourns death of patient after doctors withhold care

VATICAN (CNS): “Every life is valuable, always,” Pope Francis tweeted after offering prayers for Vincent Lambert, a 42-year-old Frenchman who died on July 11, nine days after doctors stopped providing him with nutrition and hydration.
 
“May God the Father welcome Vincent Lambert in his arms,” the pope’s tweet said. “Let us not build a civilisation that discards persons whose lives we no longer consider to be worthy of living.”
 

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