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Archbishop Malcolm McMahon said staff had done everything ‘humanly possible’ for the infant

Appeal judges upheld Tuesday’s High Court ruling

His life support was removed after his parents lost a last-ditch appeal on Monday evening

Italy’s foreign and interior ministers said they hope he can now be transferred to the country ‘immediately’

Bishop Paul McAleenan welcomed the government’s apology

The bishops said they hoped for a ‘renewed appreciation of the fundamental importance of sexual difference’

They also said that the Pope has agreed to meet Cardinal Marx in Rome

Pope Francis has allegedly backed the rejection, but no details have been made public

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