Meriam and Children are Free!
                                                                            By Dan Lynch

 

Meriam Ibrahim is a Christian Sudanese wife, mother and doctor. A Sudanese Islamic court irrationally declared that under Sharia Islamic law Meriam was an “apostate” who was living “in adultery” with her Christian husband Daniel. It sentenced her to scourging and death if she did not “repent”.

Meriam courageously told the court, “I’m a Christian, not an apostate.” She stood up for her faith and calmly said, "I was never a Muslim. I was raised a Christian from the start."

The court cruelly and unjustly sentenced her to jail with her children, a barbaric 100 lashes and death by hanging. 

We are praying for a miracle," said Meriam’s brother-in-law Gabriel Wani.

She recently gave birth to a baby girl named Maya in her dirty Sudanese jail. Meriam’s legs were chained as she gave birth in the jail and she was shackled to the floor. She could not open her legs and had a very painful birth.

Through the help of your prayers, angels were sent to Meriam. Jesus King of All Nations promised that if we receive nine holy communions in honor of Him as True King, He would send an angel from each of the nine choirs of angels to the person for whom we prayed. Please click here to learn about the Novena of Communions.
 
Through the help of your prayers, Gabriel Wani’s prayers for a miracle were heard. Meriam and her children are free! Now she is free to realize her fundamental human right to choose her own husband, her own religion, freely exercise it and live in a Christian marriage and family with Daniel and her children.
 
Meriam and her family met with Pope Francis. She thanked the Pope for his prayers, saying they provided great support and encouragement.
 
The Pope in turn thanked Meriam for her "courageous witness to perseverance in the Faith.”

Click here to watch Meriam and her family meet Pope Francis.
 
Congressman Chris Smith said, "Meriam Ibrahim's faith in God and willingness to endure torture - even martyrdom - rather than recant her faith, is extraordinarily courageous and inspiring. What a remarkable woman. We are all deeply appreciative to the government of Italy, as well as Pope Francis, for the role they played in helping to bring this nightmare to a successful conclusion. We are delighted Meriam and family will be making their home in the United States and look forward to working with them to advance religious rights and freedoms worldwide."

Obianuju Ekeocha, founder of Culture of Life Africa, wrote:
 
"On behalf of all African women, I thank you Meriam Ibrahim, for showing the world the indomitable courage that is at the core of authentic femininity. I say this because your pain and persecution were tied so firmly to your femininity. And so your triumph was a most powerful witness to life, to motherhood, to marriage, to love and to faith. . . .

Your unspeakable struggles in the last few months have been a most radiant ray of light that has pierced through the darkest clouds to contradict a modern world that is telling us that faith means nothing, that religious freedom is not all that important, that marriage is whatever we want it to be, that motherhood should be a choice we make under the most conducive situations, that our babies should only be born at the most convenient of times.

You, my African sister, have become a lightning rod to the radical feminists of our times who repudiate and denigrate every virtue that you epitomize.

Within your body, you have borne the marks and scars of a true Christian, a wife, a mother and a martyr, and in this way you have shown us what it means to be an empowered and liberated woman, and I'm glad to say it is certainly not what the western radicals and ideologues are telling us."

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