Christian woman escapes Sudan, greeted by Francis

July 25, 2104 – ROME – A mother put on death row for refusing to reject Christianity met Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday, just hours after she fled Sudan. Meriam Ibrahim was flown out of the country with her American husband and two young children. She was blessed by the pontiff during a private audience and…

Execution or exodus, Iraqi Christians face grim choice

19 July 2014 –  From AhramOnline, and Egyptian news source: “On Friday, Mosul’s mosques called through loudspeakers for Christians to leave, after centuries of being part of the once cosmopolitan city’s social fabric. Fadi said he could not afford to flee and argued that the prospects for those who did were hardly better. Islamic State (IS)…