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.
Several hundred well-wishers lined the street outside Everton FC's stadium to say farewell to 23-month old Alfie Evans.
A private funeral for 23-month-old Alfie Evans will be held next week, it has been announced.
An MEP is launching a campaign for "Alfie's Law" to give parents of terminally-ill children more say in end-of-life hospital care.