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Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rio’s Jesus statue light up in blue for Charlie Gard

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July 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – The Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue, and the UK's Spinnaker Tower were lit up in blue in support of Charlie Gard and his parents' right to continue treating him.

EWTN's Raymond Arroyo tweeted photos of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Christ the Redeemer statue covered in blue light.

On July 5, Spinnaker Tower, a landmark tower in Portsmouth, went blue to show support for Charlie. 

Monday, July 10 is the first day that Charlie's case is back in court.

There has been a lengthy legal battle over whether Great Ormond Street Hospital or Charlie's parents have the right to decide on his treatment, with the former trying to pull the baby's life support and the latter wanting to move him elsewhere for experimental treatment. English courts and the European Court of Human Rights both sided with the hospital even though Charlie's parents have raised more than $1 million from private donations to transfer him to the U.S. 

After worldwide outcry, including from Pope Francis and President Trump, Great Ormond Street Hospital asked the High Court to reconsider "fresh evidence" in the case. However, it maintains its stance that Charlie should be removed from life support against his parents' wishes.

The case's major day in court will be Thursday, July 13, according to Rev. Patrick Mahoney, who was invited to England to help Charlie's parents.

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