(Time) Mariam Ibrahim, Sudanese Christian Who Refused to Renounce Faith, Escapes Country

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim and her family landed in Italy en route to a new life in the U.S.

A woman in Sudan who faced the death sentence for refusing to renounce Christianity safely landed in Italy en route to the U.S. on Thursday after the international community intervened to secure her safe exit, NBC News reports.

Mariam Yahya Ibrahim, 27, was imprisoned for apostasy in February under Sudan’s strict Islamic law, after converting from Islam to marry her Christian husband, a U.S. citizen. Born to a Muslim father but raised Orthodox Christian, she refused to convert back under threat of death.

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Update: Per Catholic News Service–#PopeFrancis spent 30mins with #Meriam&family. Thanked her for her “constant witness” to faith. She thanked him for church’s prayers,support


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3 comments on “(Time) Mariam Ibrahim, Sudanese Christian Who Refused to Renounce Faith, Escapes Country

  1. dwstroudmd+ says:

    Praise the LORD, for He is good.

    May His abounding grace continue to bless the Ibrahim’s as they recover their lives under His direction. Amen.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    I don’t know how to express my joy at this wonderful news. God is good.

    There are more reports collected here

    We need to keep praying for the other persecuted Christians in Sudan, some in prison, and some just being murdered in remote places, and in Iraq, Nigeria and so many other places. But thanks be to God for this mercy and with thanks to all those who have worked and prayed unceasingly. Prayer works.

  3. Katherine says:

    Thanks be to God for this family’s release!