Pope Francis has met privately with the Sudanese mother who was put on death row for
refusing to become a Muslim – blessing both her and the baby she had while in prison.
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 Meriam and her family for their courageous witness and constancy of faith.
For her part, Meriam expressed gratitude to the Pope for the great support and comfort she received from his prayers and from so many others believers of good will.’