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    Pope Francis met with Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, Thursday after her surprise release from her home country and a flight to Rome with her husband and two children. Ms. Ibrahim, whose estranged father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy and was being held in U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, until she was unexpectedly allowed to leave the country by Sudanese officials.


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    Pope Francis met with Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, Thursday after her surprise release from her home country and a flight to Rome with her husband and two children. Ms. Ibrahim, whose estranged father was Muslim but whose mother was an Orthodox Christian from Ethiopia, was sentenced to death over charges of apostasy and was being held in U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, until she was unexpectedly allowed to leave the country by Sudanese officials.


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    Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, disembarks with her children Maya, in her arms, and Martin, accompanied by Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli, after landing from Khartoum, at Ciampino's military airport, on the outskirts of Rome, Thursday, July 24, 2014. The Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith has arrived in Italy along with her family, including an infant born in prison. An Italian diplomat who accompanied the family from Sudan said Italy leveraged its historic ties within the Horn of Africa region to help win her release. (AP Photo/Riccardo De Luca)


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    ** FILE ** In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim, sitting next to Martin, her 18-month-old son, holds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)


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    FILE - In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim, sitting next to Martin, her 18-month-old son, holds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's official news agency, SUNA, said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday, June 23, canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The court ordered her release. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)


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    FILE - In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim, sitting next to Martin, her 18-month-old son, holds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. Sudan's official news agency, SUNA, said the Court of Cassation in Khartoum on Monday, June 23, canceled the death sentence against 27-year-old Meriam Ibrahim after defense lawyers presented their case. The court ordered her release. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)


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    ** FILE ** In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim, sitting next to Martin, her 18-month-old son, holds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)


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    ** FILE ** In this file image made from an undated video provided Thursday, June 5, 2014, by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim breastfeeds her newborn baby girl that she gave birth to in jail last week, as the NGO visits her in a room at a prison in Khartoum, Sudan. (AP Photo/Al Fajer, File)


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    ** FILE ** A Sudanese street vender waves Sudanese flags at a traffic line in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)


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