WorldViews: Christian woman once condemned to death in Sudan for her faith meets Pope Francis

By Abby Ohlheiser, July 24, 2014

A Christian woman who was once sentenced to death in Sudan because of her religion met Pope Francis on Thursday, hours after finally fleeing Sudan for Italy.

Meriam Ibrahim, 27, arrived in Rome with her family on Thursday. The Italian Foreign Ministry told CNN that she would stay a "short time" in the country before heading to the United States, where her family plans to settle.

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