Just one look at the Pope and you can see he’s suffering. Parkinson’s Disease has him living in constant state of pain. There is no cure or treatment that will ever improve his condition. He can’t breathe without assistance from a tube in his throat and just today he was fitted with a feeding tube because of his inability to swallow.
Such extreme methods of life support are certainly invasive and humiliating. How could the Pope wish to continue living under these conditions? Despite some obviously false claims to the contrary, the Pope must yearn for release from his damaged mortal coil.
Unfortunately for the Pope, he doesn’t live in America where our national compassion helps sick people, who can’t make their wishes clear, die with dignity.