24 hours after his life support was turned off, the parents of Alfie Evans will challenge a High Court decision to take their son to Italy for treatment. 23-month-old Alife has what doctors say is an "incurable condition" and is currently receiving treatment at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.
Yesterday a judge blocked the bid which would allow Alfie to travel to Italy to be treated at a hospital run by The Vatican. He did, however, say that it may be possible for the toddler to return to his parents home to receive care.
Supporters held a candle-lit vigil outside the hospital last night. The family have been rallied on by a group known as 'Alfie's Army' who have pledged their support for Alfie's case.
Alongside local people, the Pope has said he supports the toddler receiving ongoing treatment. Recent days have seen him granted Italian citizenship along with the promise of care at a Vatican run facility in Rome.