|Lapo Pistelli, Italy’s vice-minister for foreign affairs with Meriam and her kids on the plane leaving Khartoum and heading to Rome, Italy|
How fantastic! Someone has stepped up and helped this woman and her family. I am ashamed that it is not the US government. We, the beacon of religious freedom, could not step up and help out the wife of one of our own citizens who was being persecuted intensely for her faith! We gave her documents to enter our country but not the means to escape Sudan. In fact, Congress met yesterday to discuss how to help her. They wanted to send a “strong message” to Sudan by holding a meeting. How feckless!
Ibrahim’s situation, with Republican Rep. Chris Smith saying: “We intend
for this hearing to be a strong appeal to the government of Sudan to
end the legal entanglements.”
However, I am praising God that Italy and the Vatican had the gumption to work this out. The Prime Minister and various other government officials got her out and she is now in Italy. Praise the Lord!
|From the Mirror.
Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman, described the meeting as “calm and affectionate”.
He added: “The Pope wanted it to be a gesture of support to all those
She was also presented with a rosary gift from the Pope. The family
LET’S NOT FORGET FAIZA ABDALLAH! She is another woman in Sudan that is facing the same things Meriam faced. Because Yahoo Voices is closing up shop, my profile on this case will disappear off the internet at the end of the month. When it does, I will post it in my blog. Until then, go to this link to read about Faiza. http://voices.yahoo.com/is-meriam-ibrahim-ishags-case-first-many-12682064.html?cat=37