Britain's highest court has ruled that doctors can withdraw food and fluid from patients who are in a vegetative state or minimally conscious without seeking permission from judges.
An English bishop warned Catholics to be alert to the possible deliberate killings of seriously ill patients in state-funded hospitals.
Catholic News Service May 17, 2018
The U.S. Bishops have praised the decision.
The father of terminally ill toddler Alfie Evans called for a truce in a divisive case that has pitted doctors and the British courts against Alfie's parents, Christian groups and Pope Francis. 
Supporters released balloons upon Alfie Evans’s death on April 28. (AP photo)
Kevin Clarke April 26, 2018
End-of-life disputes can be complicated and nuanced and require a sober understanding of the underlying medical technicalities and ethical concerns.
The Italian government granted citizenship to Alfie Evans, a seriously ill British toddler, in a last-minute effort to prevent doctors in England from withdrawing life-support.