Archbishop Paglia: Alfie Evans cannot be abandoned

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On Sunday April 15th, Archbishop Paglia, as President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, has issued a statement about Alfie Evans' situation.

"The story of little Alfie Evans of Liverpool, of his young parents Tom and Kate, and of all the people who over these long and painful months of illness have worked in different ways for the good of this child, in recent days has unfolded in all its terrible tragic effects.

I pray for him and for the people involved, and I invite everyone to join in this intention before the Lord of life.

I strongly hope that dialogue and cooperation can be reopened between the parents, who understandably are devastated by suffering, and the hospital authorities where Alfie has been treated until now, so that together they might seek Alfieā€™s complete good, and so that care for his life might not be reduced to a legal dispute.

Alfie cannot be abandoned. Alfie must be loved, and so must his parents, through to the end".

Vatican City, April 15, 2018