Posts Tagged ‘Charlie Gard’

Pope’s Twitter followers hit 35 million Comments 0

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Pope Francis’s use of social networking tools has seen him attract 35 million Twitter followers. Launched by Benedict XVI in December 2012, the account is available in nine languages. Since taking over the @Pontifex account, Francis’s followers have grown steadily, especially in English, which has 11 million followers. There are a further 13 million Spanish language Read more

Charlie Gard – ten critical points to consider Comments 0

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

There are ten critical points to consider in relation to Charlie Gard, says Italian Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, former President of the Pontifical Academy for Life. Specialists at Great Ormond Street Hospital where eleven-month old Charlie has being cared for say he has no chance of survival or improvement. Prolonging his life may cause significant suffering. Charlie Read more

Charlie Gard – Vatican supports parents of terminally ill baby Comments 0

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Charlie Gard is a terminally ill infant at London’s Great Ormond Street hospital. There is no known cure for his rare genetic condition, which causes progressive muscle weakness and brain damage. His life support system is to be turned off shortly. Charlie has been the subject of a legal battle between his parents who want Read more