Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Meriam Ibrahim meets Pope Francis

Meriam Ibrahim was released yesterday and flew with her family to Italy, where she met with Pope Francis.

Last month we wrote about her ordeal in Sudan, where she was condemned to death for marrying a Catholic man.

According to a report from the BBC:
Mrs Ibrahim met Pope Francis at his Santa Marta residence at the Vatican soon after her arrival.

"The Pope thanked her for her witness to faith," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi was quoted as saying.
The meeting, which lasted around half an hour, was intended to show "closeness and solidarity for all those who suffer for their faith," he added.

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