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.
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
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.
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.
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:
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. . . .
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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