Candles outside the British hospital where Alfie Evans has been kept on life support. Photo: Paul Ellis/AFP A judge has ruled that terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment but can go home, following a court appeal by his family on Tuesday. Judge Anthony Hayden told a High Court hearing in Manchester, northwest England, that the long-running case had now reached its “final chapter” as he turned down a bid to take the 23-month-old to Italy to continue medical treatment. Pope Francis had issued an appeal on Twitter on Monday that the parents’ “desire to seek new forms of treatment may be granted” for the boy, who suffers from a rare degenerative neurological condition. Italy has previously said it was granting citizenship to the toddler. But Hayden rejected the move and claims by his parents that Evans was “significantly better” since doctors first withdrew life support on Monday. The judge said the best they could hope for was to “explore” the options of removing the boy from intensive care either to a ward, a hospice or his home. READ ALSO: Italy grants citizenship to terminally ill Alfie Evans Alfie at the… Read full this story
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