In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets in his Santa Marta residence Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, center, with her children Maya in her arms, Martin, ... more 
In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis meets in his Santa Marta residence Meriam Ibrahim, from Sudan, center, with her children Maya in her arms, Martin, and her husband, Daniel Wani, right, at the Vatican, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Pope Francis has met privately with the Sudanese woman who arrived in Italy after escaping a death sentence in Sudan for refusing to recant her Christian faith. 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 her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him for his prayer and solidarity" during the half-hour meeting. (AP Photo/L'Osservatore Romano) less 
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Thu, Jul 24, 2014 8:57 AM EDT