Terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans has been granted Italian citizenship.
The Italian Foreign Office confirmed in a statement on its website that they have officially granted the 23-month-old citizenship.
It comes as the European Court of Human Rights rejected the toddler's parents' pleas to intervene in the life support battle.
It's in hope that Alfie can he be taken to a hospital in Rome for treatment.
The father of Alfie last week met the Pope who backed his support for treatment for the toddler.
More people protesting the decision to end life-support for Alfie Evans have arrived outside the Alder Hey Children's Hospital, swelling the numbers to around 200.
After blocking the road for around 15 minutes they moved to line both sides, cheering as motorists passing by blared their horns in support.