Earlier this morning it was reported that the toddler at the heart of four month long legal battle over his medical care has died. Alfie Evans was 23 months old.
His father Thomas Evans sent this message on Facebook.
Pope Francis, who offered Alfie and his family a place in Italy to continue medical care offered his condolences on twitter.
I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 28, 2018
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 28, 2018
Little Alfie Evans has died.
God rest his sweet soul an comfort his grieving loving parents. pic.twitter.com/dU8zSOE472
— CamaroLaura?? (@LauraWi32702281) April 28, 2018
— Raymond Arroyo (@RaymondArroyo) April 28, 2018
Alfie Evans has died, may He Rest In Peace! pic.twitter.com/F18aFNe8ld
— David ShoelessJoe?? (@yohiobaseball) April 28, 2018
May he rest in peace.