Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mariam Ibrahim Arrives In Italy, Bound For The U.S.

Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who recently escaped a death sentence for allegedly converting from Islam (which she has never practiced) to Christianity, has left Sudan and arrived in Italy.  She traveled with her two children on an Italian government plane, accompanied by Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, and was greeted on her arrival by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.  How long she will remain in Italy is unclear, but her plans are to continue on to the United States, of which her husband is a citizen.

Read more at The Sydney Morning Herald, Yahoo News, ABC News and CNN.

UPDATE:  From AOL, Ibrahim and her family meet Pope Francis.

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