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Pope blesses woman who was sentenced to death over faith
10:47, 25 July 2014, 682

AKIPRESS.COM - meriam+pope Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian woman sentenced to death for refusing to denounce her faith in Sudan, met Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

She arrived in Italy to jubilant scenes following intense international efforts to free her, AP said.

Ms Ibrahim and her husband, Daniel Wani, personally thanked the pontiff for his support.

The Pope, in turn, thanked her for her courage and staying true to her Christian faith throughout her almost year-long ordeal.

Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, described the half-hour meeting as "calm and affectionate" and said that the Pope wanted it to be a "gesture of support to all those who suffer for their faith, and living in difficult or restrictive situations".

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Sudanese woman spared death for apostasy arrives in Rome


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