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Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship

April 23, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Alfie Evans has reportedly been granted Italian citizenship, paving the way for the child’s transfer to Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome, where administrators have promised to provide him with care. The Italian foreign ministry issued a statement saying that it hoped for an “immediate transfer” after a British court ruled that care should be suspended in a Liverpool hospital, and the boy allowed to die, despite his parents’ wishes to continue treatment. The surprise move granting Italian citizenship was reported prompted by the intercession of Pope Francis.

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  • Posted by: feedback - Apr. 23, 2018 10:18 PM ET USA

    It's hard to understand the mindset behind blocking the child from getting every available offer of care, and releasing the dying boy to the full custody of his parents. Perhaps, the British hospital just wants to avoid embarrassment in case if the child recovers in a different hospital? This cruel and irrational obstinacy reeks of the diabolical.