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Lanie
07-25-2014, 11:02 AM
ROME - A mother put on death row for refusing to reject Christianity met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, just hours after she fled Sudan.

Meriam Ibrahim was flown out of the country with her American husband and two young children. She was blessed by the pontiff during a private audience and is expected to fly onto the United States in the next few days.

After an almost year-long ordeal that triggered outrage around the world, the State Department had been negotiating with Sudanese officials for weeks to secure the family's safe passage out of the country. Ibrahim, 27, has been sheltered at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum for almost a month.



http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/christian-meriam-ibrahim-meets-pope-francis-after-escaping-sudan-n163681

Retread
07-25-2014, 01:37 PM
Thank God she is out of the country.

noonwitch
07-25-2014, 02:11 PM
The toddler is a cute child, but that baby is beautiful.

I'm glad that she is safe, and probably is eventually headed here.

She and Ayaan Hirsi Ali should get together at some point and have a talk show about women's rights. It would be far more intelligent than The View. HBO or FOX should think about it. Meriem is a Christian and Ayaan is an atheist, so they would have enough to disagree about to make it interesting, but they would be in total agreement regarding the treatment of women in Islamic nations. Liberal American women really need to wake up on this issue.