Trump vows to help Charlie Gard, the terminally ill infant at center of British legal battle

“To defend human life, above all when it is wounded by illness, is a duty of love that God entrusts to all.” @franciscus

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President Trump and the Vatican have spoken out in support of Charlie Gard, a terminally ill British infant whose case has captured worldwide attention after European courts decided that he could be removed from life support against his parents’ wishes.

Pope Francis said on Twitter that “to defend human life, above all when it is wounded by illness, is a duty of love that God entrusts to all.” The Italian news agency ANSA reported Monday that officials at a Vatican-owned Italian hospital will ask their counterparts at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital whether 10-month-old Charlie can be moved from that facility to Rome.

On Monday, Trump tweeted about the case, writing that the United States “would be delighted to” help.

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