Mariam Ibrahim escapes to Rome Admin Friday, July 25, 2014 A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, then detained after her conviction was quashed, flew to Rome on Thursday and hours later met the pope. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.