Assisted Dying

Portsmouth churches open for prayer on eve of 'Assisted Dying' debate

14/07/2014 2:47 pm

The Rt Rev Philip Egan, Bishop of Portsmouth, has asked his clergy to open churches for prayer on Thursday evening, 17 July, before an important debate on the Assisted Dying Bill.

The debate takes place in the House of Lords on Friday 18 July and Bishop Philip is asking parishioners to spend some time in front of the Blessed Sacrament during a Holy Hour on Thursday evening.

He is encouraging every parish to unite together in prayer for the protection of life, particularly in its end stages.

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You can read the full text of Bishop Philip Egan's message by using the link in the top right-hand corner of this article.

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Message from Bishop Philip to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Portsmouth about the proposed ‘Assisted Dying Bill’ and a Holy Hour of Prayer on Thursday 17 July 2014.