Vatican Owned Hospital to Take in Baby Sentenced to Death
July 05, 2017
Fox 8 in Cleveland, Ohio reports that a Vatican-owned pediatric hospital in Rome offered to take 11-month-old Charlie Gard into its care on Tuesday. It’s an effort to prevent doctors at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London from turning off his life support and to allow his parents to be the ones making the decision on whether to do so.
Mariella Enoc, president of the Vatican’s Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital, released a statement asking the director of the London hospital, where Charlie is staying, “to verify whether the health conditions exist to possibly transfer Charlie to our hospital.”
“We know that this is a desperate case and, apparently, there is no effective therapy,” Enoc said.
Charlie’s mother, Connie Yates, has been in contact with Enoc, Bambino Gesu’s press office told CNN.
11-month-old Charlie has been left to die by the European court ordering that he be disconnected from life support and denied travel to the United States for a try at experimental treatment that could help with his condition. His desperate plight has come to the attention of Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump. Both of them have expressed support for the Guard family.
Fox 8 Cleveland report / TRUNEWS update.