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Pope Francis prays for Charlie Gard and parents

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:52

The Vatican says Pope Francis is praying for terminally ill baby Charlie Gard and his parents after they gave up their legal battle to keep him alive. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Pope Francis is praying for British baby Charlie Gard and his parents after they withdrew their legal battle to keep the terminally ill baby alive on Monday (July 24). Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the pope felt especially close to the family at this time of suffering. The parents of Charlie, 11 months, said his condition had deteriorated too far for any possible recovery. Charlie has a rare genetic condition causing progressive muscle weakness and brain damage and his parents had sought to send him to the United States to undergo therapy, in a campaign backed by U.S. President Donald Trump and the pope.

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Pope Francis prays for Charlie Gard and parents

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 00:52