Washington D.C., Apr 26, 2018 / 10:42 am
A group dedicated to offering a Catholic voice in the public square has spoken out on behalf of Alfie Evans and his parents, as the court battle surrounding the toddler continues.
"The Catholic faithful along with citizens of good will around the world have rallied and stood with the Pope and with Alfie and his parents in defending their rights and defending the beauty of Catholic social teaching – which expressly condemns exactly what the U.K. government is doing: denying Alfie's parents their rights to what is best for their child and forcing the child to suffer in his last moments," said Ashley McGuire, senior fellow with The Catholic Association.
In an April 26 statement, McGuire thanked Pope Francis for his leadership and called on UK Catholics "to join him in standing for Church teaching."
The Catholic Association, a group that is "dedicated to being a faithful Catholic voice in the public square," voiced support for the parents of British toddler Alfie Evans, who has been at the center of a months-long court battle.