Earlier today, the Vatican released a statement on the heartbreaking case of Charlie Gard, the baby boy sentenced to die by British courts:

That statement has been widely criticized by those who feel that the Vatican should unequivocally stand on the side of life. The criticism is well represented by these tweets from the Washington Examiner’s Becket Adams:

Following the statement’s release, Pope Francis’ Twitter account sent this out:

And that leaves many people wondering: How can the pope square that with the Vatican’s official stance on Charlie Gard?

That’s a really good question.

Many are still hoping that Pope Francis will step in and intervene personally on Charlie and his parents’ behalf:



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