UPDATE: Rome, 24 April (askanews) - "I spoke with Alfie's father, Thomas, just now. In this moment, Alfie has an oxygen mask but needs to be transported.. I spoke to Ambassador Trompetta a little while ago. The Team of the Bambino Gesù Hospital has been alerted and is ready to leave in a few minutes. Senator Pinotti (Minister of Defence) is prepared to provide the plane. The situation has to be be resolved in a few minutes."
– Marinella Enoc, head of Bambino Gesù pediatric hospital of the Holy See..Alfie continues to breathe on his own hours after being removed from his ventilator. A source close to the family says that he has been "skin to skin with Mum and Dad and is settled." He has been given some liquids and oxygen. The Italians are threatening murder charges if Alfie is left to die.
UPDATE - The courts have decided that Alfie cannot go to Italy; even with a plane waiting to take him. Thomas Evans says they are not provding Alfie with food. They will go to court again tomorrow. Please continue to pray.
Pope Francis gave his support again for the family earlier by tweeting: "Moved by the prayers and immense solidarity shown little Alfie Evans, I renew my appeal that the suffering of his parents may be heard and that their desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted."
The parents are trying to send him to Italy to the hospital where Pope Francis was involved to accept him for treatment. Italy has even given him citizenship. The Ambassador of Italy is trying to save Alfie by traveling to Liverpol. This post will be updated. Please Pray