It may be messy, but Rome has to respond to the Brothers’ outrageous stance on euthanasia

The group has refused to reverse its decision to allow euthanasia in its hospitals

Herman van Rompuy implied the Pope should stay out of the Brothers of Charity controversy

The group face sanctions if they do not stop the practice by the end of the month

The bishops said euthanasia ‘attacked the very foundations of our civilisation’

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The decision is ‘disloyal, outrageous and unacceptable’, Br Rene Stockman said

The Brothers of Charity Group in Belgium want to class euthanasia as part of medical care. That’s utterly unworthy of our order

Cardinal Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, is reportedly looking into the case

The Brothers of Charity are to permit euthanasia in their psychiatric care centres