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Parents petition UK court to move comatose daughter to Italy

Jul 17, 2019

Parents of a comatose five-year-old are attempting to move their child to Italy from a London hospital after doctors in... Read more

Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome on Sept. 23, 2014.

Vatican hospital issues new charter on rights of 'incurable' children

May 29, 2018

By Elise Harris

A month after the death of UK toddler Alfie Evans, the Vatican's Bambino Gesu children's hospital issued a new charter... Read more

Bambino Gesu hospital in Rome.

Parents of terminally ill son request transfer to Vatican hospital during legal battle

Feb 7, 2018

Parents of Alfie Evans, a 20-month old boy in the U.K. who suffers from an unknown neurological degenerative condition, are... Read more

Charlie Gard holds metal of St. Jude.

Charlie Gard was baptized, held St. Jude medal before death

Jul 31, 2017

Charlie Gard, an 11 month-old British infant who made headlines around the world over a fierce legal battle on parental... Read more


Updated: Gard family announces that Charlie has died

Jul 28, 2017

A spokesperson for the parents of terminally ill British infant Charlie Gard has reported that their “beautiful little boy” has... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

Court to decide if Charlie Gard's parents can take him home

Jul 26, 2017

After ending their legal fight to seek further treatment for their 11-month-old son, the parents of Charlie Gard are now... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo courtesy of Connie Yates.

Charlie Gard raises questions of parents' rights, government limits

Jul 25, 2017

By Elise Harris

For the past few months the world has watched closely as the parents of a gravely ill British infant fought... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

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

Jul 24, 2017

After a US neurologist determined that an experimental therapy could no longer potentially be of aid to a British baby... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo via Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

Charlie Gard's family could be allowed permanent US residency

Jul 19, 2017

Amid the Gard family's legal battle in the U.K. to pursue experimental treatment for their infant son, a committee in... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

US neurology expert will visit UK to examine Charlie Gard

Jul 14, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

The American doctor whose experimental treatment has been sought by the parents of Charlie Gard will travel to London on... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

London hospital seeks another hearing in Charlie Gard case

Jul 7, 2017

Great Ormond Street Hospital in London is applying for a new hearing with the high court after new evidence suggests... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Facebook, Charlie Gard's Fight.

Charlie Gard will not be transferred to Vatican Hospital

Jul 4, 2017

The London hospital where Charlie Gard is living his last days has refused a transfer request from the Pediatric hospital... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo: Charlie Gard's GoFundMe page.

Pope's hospital in Rome offers to take Charlie Gard

Jul 3, 2017

The president of the Pediatric Hospital Bambino Gesu in Rome, also known as the "Pope's Hospital", has offered to transfer... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on May 28, 2014.

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

Jul 2, 2017

By Elise Harris

Stepping into what has turned out to be a tumultuous legal battle involving a UK couple's push for a say... Read more

Charlie Gard. Photo courtesy of Connie Yates.

Euthanasia mindset looms over disabled baby's legal fight, ethicist warns

Jun 22, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

Legal efforts to bar the parents of a British baby born with a disabling medical condition from seeking treatment overseas... Read more