Mariam Ibrahim, the Sudanese mother who was condemned to death for apostasy — once released from prison, then recaptured — has arrived in Italy today. And she and her family have been blessed by Pope Francis:
Pope Francis has said that there are more Christians persecuted today than at any time in world history. What an image of mother and newborn child to bring that to the world’s attention …
More on the Meriam’s courage and Christian persecution with Tina Ramirez of Hardwired here.
Update video of the visit with the pope here: