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Alfie Evans: parents' legal battle to keep son on life support

The parents of a seriously ill little boy from Liverpool are fighting a court ruling allowing medics to withdraw his life support.

23-month-old Alfie Evans has constant seizures. His parents want to take him to Rome for treatment - but doctors say it's not in his best interests.

His parents, Tom Evans and Kate James, have lost legal cases over their son in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court and European Court of Human Rights.

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Alfie Evans: Granted Italian citizenship in hopes of treatment in Rome

Terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans has been granted Italian citizenship

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.

Alfie's father Tom previously met with the Pope to appeal for help

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