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Tom Evans said he has seen the ‘love and the care’ in Pope Francis’s eyes

The English and Welsh Bishops defended Alder Hey hospital hours after Alfie’s father begged Pope Francis to grant his son ‘asylum’

Tom Evans met the Pope before the Pontiff’s weekly general audience

He prayed that sick people are cared for ‘with the unanimous support of family members, doctors and other medical professionals’

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Authorities must allow the parents to follow their heart and exercise their rights to decide Alfie’s future

The Pope said he hoped ‘everything necessary may be done in order to continue compassionately accompanying little Alfie Evans’

The judge ruled that infant’s life support should be switched off

The case is drawing comparisons to that of Charlie Gard last year