- Dec 14, 2019
After Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans, the pope’s hospital issues charter of rights for incurable children.
Charlie Gard’s parents say they have been watching the Alfie Evans case “with heavy hearts,” and have pledged to try and change British law to “prevent parents experiencing painful and prolonged conflicts with medical professionals.”
On Tuesday, London’s Court of Appeal upheld a lower court’s decision to end life support for an ill 21-month-old boy, despite the parent’s wishes to continue treatment.
The parents of a 20-month-old baby with a rare brain disorder have told a British court they want their baby to die at home if he is not allowed to be transferred to a Vatican-owned children’s hospital in Rome.
In a case reminiscent of Charlie Gard, the parents of a gravely ill 20-month-old boy in Liverpool are asking to be allowed to take him to the Vatican-owned Bambino Gesù children’s hospital in Rome.
No social issue dominated Pope Francis’s agenda in 2017 like the pursuit of peace, from a campaign against nuclear weapons to engagement in the Korean conflict.