Preobraćenje prije smrti?
Dr. Lina Pavanelli, talijanska profesorica medicine, u članku “Slatka smrt Karola Wojtyle” (“La dolce morte di Papa Wojtyla”) u talijanskom časopisu MicroMega postavila je tezu da je on eutanaziran i to prema vlastitoj želji. Originalni članak nismo našli na Internetu, ali prenosimo dijelove Timeovog izvještaja o cijelom slučaju:
In a provocative article, an Italian medical professor argues that Pope John Paul II didn’t just simply slip away as his weakness and illness overtook him in April 2005. Intensive care specialist Dr. Lina Pavanelli has concluded that the ailing Pope’s April 2 death was caused by what the Catholic Church itself would consider euthanasia. She bases this conclusion on her medical expertise and her own observations of the ailing pontiff on television, as well as press reports and a subsequent book by John Paul’s personal physician. The failure to insert a feeding tube into the patient until just a few days before he died accelerated John Paul’s death, Pavanelli concludes. Moreover, Pavanelli says she believes that the Pope’s doctors dutifully explained the situation to him, and thus she surmises that it was the pontiff himself who likely refused the feeding tube after he’d been twice rushed to the hospital in February and March.
Potpuno očekivano, odgovor Crkve nije trebalo dugo čekati:
John Paul’s longtime doctor Renato Buzzonetti, who now monitors Pope Benedict XVI, said that doctors and John Paul himself all acted to stave off death. “His treatment was never interrupted,” Buzzonetti told the Rome daily La Repubblica. “Anyone who says otherwise is mistaken.” He added that a permanent nasal feeding tube was inserted three days before the Pope’s death when he could no longer sufficiently ingest food or liquids. Buzzonetti did not specifically respond to Pavanelli’s claim that John Paul needed a tube weeks, not days, before he eventually died.
Zanimljiv odgovor: “To nije točno, ali neću ništa reći o konkretnom argumentu eutanazije izgladnjivanjem”.