Pope Francis meets Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan, with her daughter Maya in her arms, in his Santa Marta residence, at the Vatican on 24 July 2014
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Sudan 'apostasy' woman Meriam Yahia Ibrahim meets Pope

The Sudanese woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked worldwide protests has met the Pope.

Meriam Yahia Ibrahim met Pope Francis at his Santa Marta residence at the Vatican in Rome, having flown there after more than a month in the US embassy in Khartoum.

She will eventually travel to the US to join her husband.

  • 24 Jul 2014
  • From the section Africa
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