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'Thank you for your faith and courage': Meriam Ibrahim is praised by Pope Francis
Daily Mail ^ | 07/24/2014 | By LEON WATSON and DANIEL BATES

Posted on 07/24/2014 7:32:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Pope Francis has met privately with a Sudanese mother in Rome who was put on death row for refusing to renounce her Christian faith and become a Muslim.

The Vatican said Pope Francis had 'a very affectionate' meeting with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her husband and their two small children.

Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi said the pope 'thanked her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him for his prayer and solidarity' during the half-hour meeting.

He blessed Ms Ibrahim as she held her baby daughter Maya in her arms whom she gave birth to in prison two months ago.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Religion
KEYWORDS: islam; meriamibrahim; popefrancis

1 posted on 07/24/2014 7:32:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 07/24/2014 7:33:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, disembarks with her children Maya, in her arms, and Martin, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, after landing from Khartoum, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014.
3 posted on 07/24/2014 7:35:01 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

This photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican,
4 posted on 07/24/2014 7:36:16 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks for sharing. My monitor got a bit blurry. Bless her and her family and keep them safe now that they’re out of that terrorist ****hole (pardon my French). I hope they all live a long, happy and blessed life together.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 7:36:17 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: SeekAndFind

Truly a miracle that she’s alive. I mean honestly; what chance did she have (much less her baby) 3 months ago? Now she’s safe in Rome apparently. Wow.

Last I heard she was stopped at the border after she was released from prison. I thought she was dead for sure.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 7:36:22 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: SeekAndFind

This photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets in his Santa Marta residence Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, center, with her children Maya in her arms, Martin, and her husband, Daniel Wani, right, at the Vatican
7 posted on 07/24/2014 7:37:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: FourtySeven

They will reside here in the USA. Her husband is American ( so is her son ).


8 posted on 07/24/2014 7:38:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Now she’s what I call a “real woman”


9 posted on 07/24/2014 7:38:46 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Get rid of "birthright citizenship" Out of room . . . no mas)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is truly a miracle! Can you imagine going from the terror of the prison, awaiting torture and death just for not renouncing your Christian faith, to being safely in Italy and meeting the Pope? What a blessing! Prayers do work.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 7:39:24 AM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: SeekAndFind

God does work miracles.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 7:39:59 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
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To: Seattle Conservative

And it didn’t even take a hashtag to do it.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 7:40:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Today we over use the word "brave" a lot.

This is why we should not. It leaves us with no words to describe someone who really is brave.

Kissing your boy toy on TV after you get NFL contract? Not brave. You risked nothing.

Saying no when told to renounce your God or die? Brave. You risked everything.

13 posted on 07/24/2014 7:46:44 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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Great photo op Pope Francis but why you actionless to the 300 Christian girls kidnapped, beaten and raped in Nigeria. Why the silent when 50,000 Chaldean Christian are threatened and run out of Mosul. Stop being soft on muslim terrorist who kill Christian for no other reason that they are Christians. Stand up for Jesus and he children.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 7:47:32 AM PDT by Kozy
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To: SeekAndFind

re: They will reside here in the USA. Her husband is American ( so is her son ).

That is good to know. Meanwhile, I hope they have good security in the US. They are going to need it. I wonder if there is a fund set up to help the family.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 7:49:03 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: SeekAndFind

Freedom!! Any human regardless of religion should drop a tear for this.


16 posted on 07/24/2014 7:59:46 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
AMEN and AMEN!

And thanks be to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for delivering this BRAVE woman and her family from the "jaws" of those who sought to devour her and destroy her faith!

17 posted on 07/24/2014 8:04:34 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: Kozy
Perhaps you only get your news from the MSM. The Pope has spoken many times about the Nigerian and Iraqi Catholics who are victims of Islamic terror.

Here is but one such story - http://www.christianpost.com/news/as-christians-abandon-mosul-pope-francis-prays-for-end-of-persecution-in-mideast-123648/

18 posted on 07/24/2014 8:34:01 AM PDT by pbear8 (the Lord is my light and my salvation)
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To: SeekAndFind

Wonderful story. It must have been a never ending nightmare for her and her family.

I’m sure Obama and Kerry were instrumental in her getting out of the country. /sarc


19 posted on 07/24/2014 9:16:47 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: pbear8

Praying for the end of persecution doesn’t help the 200 girls who were raped or the 50,000 Chaldean Christians in Mosul.

Time for the Second Crusade.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 9:39:12 AM PDT by Kozy
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To: dfwgator

:-)

I’m so thankful for the safety of this very brave woman and her family. May God continue to bless, protect and be with all of them.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 9:54:38 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Kozy

A little unwarranted. This isn’t the 1100s, the Pope doesn’t have soldiers he can send in. In fact, maybe the Vatican should consider training a military contingent.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 9:58:09 AM PDT by Viennacon (Barry Obama? No... Barack Hussein Soebarkah.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Well said.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 10:03:40 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Viennacon
In fact maybe the Vatican should consider training a military contingent

Part of me screams "yes". Another part says good works like this have to be done with the cooperation of a government. Otherwise I could envision Vatican troops being co-opted to support government's policies, stuff like helping the hordes of children over-running the US.

The Vatican might be best used as a conscience, not a military force.

24 posted on 07/24/2014 10:12:20 AM PDT by grania
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To: MomofMarine

‘This is truly a miracle! Can you imagine going from the terror of the prison, awaiting torture and death just for not renouncing your Christian faith, to being safely in Italy and meeting the Pope? What a blessing! Prayers do work.’

Thanks for putting this into words. Agree w all who said these pics, & the miracle they represent, evoke a tear. Maybe more than one.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 10:30:18 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Kozy

‘Praying for the end of persecution doesn’t help the 200 girls who were raped or the 50,000 Chaldean Christians in Mosul.’

Amen.


26 posted on 07/24/2014 10:31:28 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: NewHampshireDuo

‘I’m sure Obama and Kerry were instrumental in her getting out of the country. /sarc’

Maybe an Italian diplomat can work at getting our Marine out of Mexico.

Just a thought.


27 posted on 07/24/2014 10:32:28 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: milagro

‘And thanks be to God and our Lord Jesus Christ for delivering this BRAVE woman and her family from the “jaws” of those who sought to devour her and destroy her faith!’

Amen.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 10:33:17 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

‘Saying no when told to renounce your God or die? Brave. You risked everything.’

+1


29 posted on 07/24/2014 10:34:31 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: SeekAndFind

Photo of the Year. Finally, this precious woman & her family are free. Thank God.


30 posted on 07/24/2014 10:36:10 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Internet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: SeekAndFind

It calls her in the article Dr. Is she a medical doctor? Also does anyone know what the story is behind her husband being wheelchair bound.

Just wondering. All in all, a nice story about a truly brave woman and her equally brave husband I imagine.


31 posted on 07/24/2014 11:27:37 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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RE: It calls her in the article Dr. Is she a medical doctor?

Yes she is. Most sources say that she owns a small farm and a shop (an entrepreneur), in addition to being a doctor.

See here:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2014/06/06/Meriams-Brother-Shows-No-Brotherly-Love

Al Samani Al Hadi is the half brother who caused all of her misery. Al Hadi, the offspring of Meriam’s absent Muslim father after he abandoned Meriam and her Ethiopian Orthodox mother, is the one who reported Meriam and her South Sudanese Christian husband, Daniel Wani, to the authorities, accusing her of adultery for a marriage not recognized under Sharia.

Al Hadi and his Islamic family, rather than waiting to embrace sister Meriam, are hoping that she will not give in and renounce her Christian faith. They were counting on her execution so that they could grab all her assets, business, and even her children, 20 month-old Martin and newborn Maya. Some media sources have also reported that Al Hadi and other family members have declared their intentions to kill Meriam herself if she is released from prison.


32 posted on 07/24/2014 12:20:48 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (If at first you don't succeed, put it out for beta test.)
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To: SeekAndFind

h/t to Fantasywriter

I tried to post this earlier, but couldn’t get it done before I had to leave.


33 posted on 07/24/2014 3:48:56 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Kozy

The pope has spoken out quite abit on these topics. It is the MSM that ignores it. But it is in theCatholic press.Try watching Ewtn news


34 posted on 07/25/2014 1:06:27 AM PDT by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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LOL


35 posted on 07/26/2014 8:32:31 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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