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A Iraqi protester carries a cross during a protest against the Islamic State (CNS)

France has offered asylum to the Iraqi Christians forced to flee from Mosul

Mariam Ibrahim of Sudan carries one of her children as she arrives with Lapo Pistelli, Italy's vice minister for foreign affairs, holding her other child. Also picture is Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, right, his wife Agnese, left (CNS)

Clearly the Italians have been at work behind the scenes to save Meriam Ibrahim

Pope Francis blesses Meriam Ibrahim yesterday (via @bettapique)

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Pope Francis with Meriam Ibrahim and her daughter Below: Pope Francis speaks to Meriam and her family (CNS) Meriam arrives in Rome with her children and Italian deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (PA)

Pope Francis expresses “gratitude and joy” after Sudanese woman’s arrival in Rome

Chaldean leader Patriarch Louis Sako (AP)

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Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day

Meriam Ibrahim may face new trial

Meriam’s brother has intervened in her case in order to prevent her from leaving the country

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston (CNS)

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Meriam Ibrahim pictured on her wedding day

Meriam Ibrahim re-arrested in Sudan

Ibrahim was accused of apostasy and was forced to give birth in prison

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Meriam Ibrahim, sentenced to hang by a Sudanese court for the crime of apostasy, may soon be freed

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir received a letter from the World Council of Churches (CNS)

Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference condemn sentencing of Meriam Ibrahim