Pope Francis received the news this morning of the death of Alfie Evans.
"I am deeply moved by the death of little Alfie. Today I pray especially for his parents, as God the Father receives him in his tender embrace," the Pope sent out via Twitter.
Pope Francis has been following Alfie with particular attention. He met with Thomas Evans, Alfie's father, on the 18th of April, and made several appeals on his behalf.
He had also expressed the desire that Alfie Evans be brought to the Vatican's pedriatic hospital, Bambino Gesù, to be cared for.