President Trump offers help to a terminally ill British baby

Chris Gard and Connie Yates have lost their legal battle to keep Charlie on life-support and seek treatment for

The Vatican's children's hospital has offered to take in terminally-ill Charlie Gard after hearing of his plight.

Connie Yates and her husband Chris Gard filed a case in the European Court of Human Rights that ruled June 27 the boy could not be taken to the USA and should be removed from life support.

Successive legal attempts by Charlie's parents failed as judges in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in London ruled in favour of GOSH doctors, while the European Court of Human Rights declined to hear the couple's appeal.

Trump tweeted his support for Charlie Gard, a 10-month-old infant on life support due to complications from a mitochondrial disease.

On Saturday, Pope Francis made a statement saying that the Gards should be allowed to pursue any treatment option that may have a chance at saving their son.

United States president Donald Trump has also offered to help the family.

Spokeswoman for the White House Helen Aguirre Ferre said that the Trump administration has been in touch with Gard's family.

"I was contacted by Charlie's mother", Enoc said. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children was originally going to remove life support last Friday but they have delayed that procedure to allow a few more days for the family to be with Charlie.

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The prime minister added: "But I also know that no doctor ever wants to be placed in the bad position where they have to take such heartbreaking decisions".

The Foreign Secretary told his Italian counterpart it was "right that decisions (surrounding the baby's care) continued to be led by expert medical opinion, supported by the courts".

But court after court sided with Charlie's doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Charlie has mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage.

"If the relationship between doctor and patient (or parents as in Charlie's case) is interfered with, everything becomes more hard and legal action becomes a last resort, with the accompanying risk of ideological or political manipulation, which is always to be avoided, or of media sensationalism, which can be sadly superficial".

Paglia's comments reportedly upset some conservative Catholics, who argued that they advocated euthanasia and were patronizing to Charlie's parents. She said: 'These years have been full of satisfactions, great and unexpected surprises, main one of those being Mele's artistic talent, but also his passion for chess game, him entering in the boy-scouts, going to ski, climbing a mountain with a special wheelchair, meeting Pope Benedict, and many, many more.

A Vatican statement Sunday shifted the Holy See's position from earlier in the week, when the Vatican's bioethics advisory panel had noted the need to do whatever helps a patient but also to sometimes accept the limits of medicine.

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