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Francis prays for Charlie Gard, as his parents end legal battle

After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby born with a disabling medical condition, his parents have given up a legal challenge to take him to the US for the treatment. British and European courts had sided with English hospital officials who sought

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Charlie Gard’s family could be allowed permanent US residency

Amid the Gard family’s legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that could grant them permanent residency in the states. “We just passed amendment that grants permanent resident status to #CharlieGard and family so Charlie can get the medical

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US neurology expert will visit UK to examine Charlie Gard

The American doctor whose experimental treatment has been sought by the parents of Charlie Gard will travel to London on Monday, after a judge ruled that he could examine the baby and confer with the UK doctors. On Friday, the specialist in mitochondrial diseases and genetic myopathies agreed to travel to examine Charlie in-person at

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London hospital seeks another hearing in Charlie Gard case

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new hearing with the high court after new evidence suggests the critically ill baby could benefit from an experimental treatment. The decision comes after a team of seven international medical experts alerted the hospital that fresh, unpublished data suggested that an experimental drug could improve

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Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome for legal reasons. “This is sad news,” said Mariella Enoc, President Bambino Gesu, often referred to as the “Pope’s Hospital.” The hospital had offered on Monday to transfer Charlie to their

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Pope’s hospital in Rome offers to take Charlie Gard

The president of the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome, also known as the “Pope’s Hospital”, has offered to transfer Charlie Gard to his facilities. Charlie is a 10-month-old baby who suffers a terminal illness and will be disconnected from life support in the next days, against the will of his parents, but at the

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Pope asks for parents’ wishes to be respected in Charlie Gard case

Stepping into a tumultuous legal battle involving a UK couple’s push for a say in the treatment and death of their terminally ill son, Pope Francis has offered his prayers for the child, and asked that the parents’ wishes be respected. “The Holy Father follows with affection and emotion the story of Charlie Gard and expresses

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