National Review Online
June 13, 2014 4:56 PM
By Kathryn Jean Lopez
In his latest media interview, Pope Francis says that “I am convinced that the persecution against Christians today is stronger than in the first centuries of the Church. Today there are more Christian martyrs than in that period.” (See more on the pope’s interview here. Read my interview with John Allen about Christian persecution here.)
Today I received another disturbing dispatch about one of those persecuted – Mariem Yahia Ibrahim, the young Sudanese mother who is currently in prison with a death sentence for apostasy. Two of herchildren are in prison with her, kept from their father, her Christian husband, who is an American.