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Former EU president criticises Pope Francis over euthanasia ban

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

CATHOLIC HERALD

A former president of the European Council has hit out at Pope Francis, strongly implying he should have no say over whether a Belgian religious order permits euthanasia in their hospitals.

Herman van Rompuy said on Twitter “The time of ‘Roma locuta causa finita’ is long past” after canon law professor Kurt Martens revealed Mr van Rompuy was on the board of trustees for the Brothers of Charity Group.

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