Tributes to tragic tot led by the Pope
Pope Francis has led tributes to 11-month-old Charlie Gard following his death as messages of support for the baby’s parents poured in from around the world.
The Pope tweeted: “I entrust little Charlie to the Father and pray for his parents and all those who loved him.”
The leader of the Catholic Church had shown his support for Charlie’s parents during their lengthy legal battle for treatment for their seriously ill son.
Following news of Charlie’s death, US Vice President Mike Pence tweeted:”Saddened to hear of the passing of Charlie Gard. Karen & I offer our prayers & condolences to his loving parents during this difficult time.”
President Donald Trump had also intervened during the legal fight brought by Charlie’s parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates.