Indi Gregory, an eight-month-old critically ill baby girl from Britain who was taken off life support on the weekend, has died overnight, a lawyer for her family said on Monday.
Gregory’s parents lost a legal fight last month to keep her on life-support machines and have her transferred to a Vatican children’s hospital in Rome.
The baby died at 0145 GMT, Simone Pillon, a former Italian lawmaker and Catholic conservative campaigner who represents the Gregory family, wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.
Gregory suffered from a rare, incurable and degenerative mitochondrial disease which meant that her cells did not produce enough energy.
Her doctors said she suffered from significant pain and distress and there was no point in further treatment. English courts agreed, with a last ruling on Friday.
The baby was moved from a hospital in Nottingham, central England, to a hospice on Saturday where she was taken off life support.
Last week, the Italian government had granted the baby Italian citizenship in a fruitless move aimed at stopping her from being taken off life support and allow her move to Italy.
Pope Francis referred to the case on Saturday, saying in a statement that he was praying for the girl, her family, and all children suffering from war and diseases.