Meriam Ibrahim leaves Italy for new life in New Hampshire

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ROME (RNS) Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her Christian faith and then spared after an international campaign, left Italy on Thursday (July 31) on a flight for the U.S., where she plans to build a new life.

Ibrahim, who met Pope Francis on the first day of her weeklong stay in Rome, boarded an American Airlines flight bound for Philadelphia with her husband, Daniel Wani, and their two young children.