• Pope Francis calls European physicians to morally withdraw from ‘overzealous treatment’

    • Nov 16, 2017

    In a lengthy message to European physicians, Pope Francis called for a “withdrawal of ‘overzealous treatment’,” adding that “such a decision responsibly acknowledges the limitations of our mortality, once it becomes clear that opposition to it is futile.” The pope also pointed to “a systemic tendency toward growing inequality in health care,” and invited legislators to protect the most vulnerable.