- Feb 23, 2020
Pope Francis on Wednesday met privately with the father of Alfie Evans, a 23-month-old English child threatened with the removal of his life support.
The parents of Alfie Evans are making an appeal to Britain’s Supreme Court in order to try and keep their son on life support.
Pope Francis called for prayers for “painful and complex” situations such as that of British infant Alfie Evans, and also expressed frustration over continued violence in Syria.
The parents of Alfie Evans, the 23-month-old boy in England with a rare brain disorder who is facing having his life support removed, will on Monday ask England’s Court of Appeal to allow them to take their son to the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù children’s hospital in Rome for treatment.
A date has been set for the withdrawal of life support from a 23-month-old boy that Pope Francis tweeted about last week.
Pope Francis has tweeted his support for Alfie Evans, a child in England who is threatened with having his life support turned off, despite the objections of his parents.