Pope Francis And The Vatican Fight Against The Islamic Persecution Of Christians, And Rescue A Christian From Being Killed By Muslims

By Theodore Shoebat

Pope Francis and the Vatican have fought against the Islamic persecution of Christians, and this is illustrated by their heroic action of rescuing Meriam Ibrahim, a Christian convert from Islam, from being executed by the Muslim North Sudanese government. This is confirmed by one source that stated:

The Sudanese government allowed the family to leave the country after intense negotiations with the Italian government and the Vatican.

Even though Meriam was married to an American citizen, the United States under the heretic Obama did not take any actions to help rescue her, but instead it was the Vatican, under Pope Francis, that saved her from being killed. She and her family were taken by an Italian government plane (not an American government plane), and were flown to Italy (not America). Tony Perkins, when speaking on the plight of Meriam, and the indifference of the Obama administration, wisely lamented:

What has America done?… Where is the courage in America?

While in Italy Meriam and her family were met by Pope Francis himself who “thanked her for her faith and courage, and she thanked him for his prayer and solidarity” during the half-hour meeting.

This is not the first time the Vatican was instrumental in the rescuing of a persecuted Christian, and in the combating against the Antichrist heresy of Muhammad and its scheme to spill the blood of the saints. In 2006, when a Christian in Afghanistan (under American occupation) was going to be killed for converting to Christianity, it was Pope John Paul II who pushed for Italy to take him in. According to one Catholic report:

Abdul Rahman had become a Christian outside his own country some sixteen years previously and then unwisely gone home and been arrested. It was said at the time that Mr Berlusconi intervened in the case at the personal request of Saint John Paul II.

The same Catholic report suggests that Pope Francis was involved in the rescuing of Meriam Ibrahim:

It may well be this time too that the Pope urged the Italian government to act. That would explain why Meriam was granted not just time with the Prime Minister, but also with the Pontiff.

Another Catholic report also mentions the involvement of the Vatican in the rescue mission, saying:

Meriam Ibrahim, the Christian Sudanese woman who was spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam, has met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy following a diplomatic effort by the the Italian government. According to the Daily Telegraph, the Vatican was also involved in the negotiations.

We at Rescue Christians are completely dedicated to the liberation of persecuted Christians, and therefore it would be to our own eternal shame if we ignored the actions of the Vatican and Pope Francis. It is with this that we say may God bless them for their significant instrumentality in the rescuing of this child of God, who being surrounded by the slaves of Satan, the conniving lion, was delivered on account of the righteous actions of the Catholic Church.

We will never forget the most righteous and glorious actions of Pope Pius XII, who rescued hundreds of thousands of Jews from Nazi death camps, and even to this day, do we see the Vatican making similar actions in the deliverance of Christ’s suffering children, whose anguishes are endured by the Savior Himself.

When Francis does something worthy of righteous reproof, we have not stopped ourselves from mentioning them, but at the same time in such situations many people rase fingers of condemnation not for the sake of righteousness, but self-righteousness. They lift their arms with a seeming appearance of moral rectitude, externally illustrating a feigned piety that mimics the Accuser, Satan, who only looks for the sins, but never the virtues, of a Christian person.

All of the Catholics who rescued Meriam are our fellow Christians. To those who would object to such a statement, ask Christ, “And who is my neighbour?” (Luke 10:29) And then hear the words of Christ when He said:

A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.

And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

(Luke 10:30-27)

Be like the Samaritan, and not as the hypocrites, and help save your fellow brethren. As Meriam Ibrahim was trapped in North Sudan, so are tens of thousands of Christians trapped and enslaved in Pakistan, facing death, rape, sexual mutilation and torture, enslavement, and the severest of oppressions.

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  • 1Bobby8

    I’m wondering if Miriam Ibrahim would have been released if not Pope Francis appeased those devils… Just a thought.

  • richinnameonly

    I think this Pope, like all before him, is rightfully subject to both praise and criticism. The same can be said for most common people. IMHO the church has been caught up in political correctness where Islam is concerned, and I hope they will back off from or reverse some of the flowery statements they’ve made.

    • billobillo54

      Brother: The fact is that unless the church rejects Islam as in any way legitimate and asserts the truth that Islam is criminal, authoritarian, thuggish, abusive, anti-freedom, violent, misogynist, incompatible with democratic institutions, intolerant, dangerous, cleptocratic at its core, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Christ, anti-civility, anti-law, supremacist, and Nazi-like….an ideology that is to be rejected and opposed in every way…if the church does not articulate and stand by that position….then Islam will continue to strengthen and widen its stranglehold over the West, including the U.S. Immigration of Muslims into the west and the political, economic and social impact will continue and we will have civil war in the West. Look at the riots in Paris and the large demonstrations in New York and London. Islam is closely associated with the anti-Christ and is completely incompatible with western classic liberalism.

      • Julie LaBrecque

        Why don’t your include Pope Benedict’s specific exhortation regarding your favorite ‘go to verse’ #841 “…a weakness of this otherwise extraordinary text (the Catechism)has gradually emerged; it speaks of religion in solely a positive way and it disregards the sick and distorted forms of religion…” Did you get that? He is specifically addressing the Muslims. Like the Bible, you take ‘A’ quote, disregard the rest, and make your beliefs. There are 2857 statements, of which only ONE do you contrive your slander on. That’s disingenuous at best. #846 “Outside the Church there is no salvation.” #839 “The Jewish faith, unlike other non-Christian religions, is already a response to God’s revelation in the Old Covenant. To the Jews belong the sonship, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises; to them belong the patriarchs, and of their race, according to the flesh is Christ, for the gifts and call of God are irrevocable.” #840 “And when one considers the future, God’s People of the Old Covenant and the new People of God tend towards similar goals: expectation of the coming (or return) of the Messiah. But one awaits the return of the Messiah who died and rose from the dead and is recognized as Lord and Son of God; the other awaits the coming of a Messiah, whose features remain hidden till the end of time; and the latter waiting is accompanied by the drama of not knowing or of misunderstanding Christ Jesus.” Tell the whole truth. Your hatred for the Church is so deep that you can’t bring yourself to write one word commending the role that the Church and the Pope had in securing the release of this child of God.

        • billobillo54

          I am not slandering the Pope or the RCC. You obviously have no clue and are in denial about overwhelming historical fact that the Vatican has opposed the nation of Israel from the beginning, supported Palestinians, accepted Replacement theology, supported the Two State Solution and fails to directly associate Islam to the anti-Christ. Listen, the majority of Protestant churches support the same thing. I have the same opinion of their position. These include the Protestant churches I am a member of and attend faithfully. They are failing Christ and their members miserably. Unless the church becomes militant in its opposition to Islam we are toast. I can’t laud the leaders of these churches, including the Pope, when he is, like most Christian leaders and the vast majority of Protestants, fail to recognize Islam for what it is: the religion of the anti-Christ. Don’t get so defensive. You are completely inaccurate in your assessment. We are in a world of trouble.

  • billobillo54

    Where does this Pope and any Christian leader (including all Protestants) stand on the following:
    1. The nature of Islam. There is nothing legitimate about the religion of the anti-Christ. Contrary to the Catechism and all of the Roman apologists ( and disgusting organizations like the Protestant World Council of Churches) that give Islam an affirmation of legitimacy Islam needs to be simply and totally rejected and condemned as a severe and destructive apostasy and a severe and present threat to legitimate government.
    2. This Pope should do something to reign in, among many others in the Roman hierarchy, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, a person who now and for decades has referred to the State of Israel as the “occupation.” He and his processor have openly and aggressively supported the Palestinian cause to the detriment of the Israelis, have supported the “Two State Solution” and the divestment movement and have placed the blame for the violence in Israel solely at the feet of the Israelis and have equated the Palestinians including the likes of Arafat as freedom fighters.
    3. The Roman Catholic Church and all of the liberal, apostate Protestants should articulate and recognize that the current State of Israel and the Jewish people are active participants and recipients of the grace and favor of God and the prophetic outworking of God’s kingdom on earth. They should reject replacement theology.

  • billobillo54

    God bless you Brother Ajax.

  • billobillo54

    I say you are absolutely correct.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    They won’t be happy unless the Church paints a big target on her back and says “Open Season”. I have no fear that Christ is still in charge of the Church as He always has been- “I will be with you until the end of the age.” When it is time to make the declaration to battle, He will already have his assets ready and in place, but not before.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Any article that seems to give applaud or commendation to a Catholic or to The Catholic Church is interpreted by them as ‘anti-protestant”. They are thinned skinned because they’ve never lived as subjects of bias and bigotry like we have.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    I’ve already surmised that money (gold) changed hands to secure her release. Pope Pius provided gold to the Jews in Italy to pay the ransom demand of the Nazis so they wouldn’t be taken away.

  • disqus_eYvcSkOcNL

    I’m not a “Harlot is Rome, blah blah”… but still, giving a fellow sinner the title “Father” is too much, even Holy Father.. too much. Asking a fellow sinner to forgive me of sins I didn’t commit against him personally, too much. Bowing and praying to statues of sinners, or whatever they do to them.. or Jesus statues or Mary statues breaks a commandment. Not to make an image for yourself of anything in Heaven, OR bow down to it is a little much. Why is Mary so popular w Catholics? Praying to Mary is too much, Catholic Church or Churches need to wake up. There is only 1 church, The Church, it’s not anything made, formed by our hands. My family goes to Presbyterian, it’s a joke. Why do churches sing? 1 hour, all singing.. on Sunday. I’m looking, searching for what Jesus sang.. can’t find anything :/ Why Churches here do not talk about Israel now, or ISI(S/L).. just sing and preach in low, boring voices. He was tortured to death by (because) AND for us, let’s show some enthusiasm! Will The Lord want to receive an Elin Krantz for a bride?

    I pray the Church gets louder, stands stronger, and gets wayyyyy more annoying for the sodomites of the world. I pray Israel continues to stand up for itself, ceases waiting on the world that hates it, and turns instead to The Lamb, the might victor. IDF is great, no question, but I’d still place my stock on the One who will never be capable of losing.

    • Julie LaBrecque

      I’m glad you aren’t a “Harlot is Rome” because the Presbyterian church holds this to be true. I’m sorry that you don’t see that Jesus himself set up the ministry of reconciliation when He breathed on the Apostles and said “As the Father sent me, so I send you. Whosoever sins YOU forgive, they are forgiven. Whosoever sins you RETAIN, they are retained.” You are too proud to tell someone what you’ve been doing. Paul tells us that he himself was given the ministry of reconciliation. You consider God’s commandment against images as a total prohibition. That can’t be so because after giving the commandments He himself ordered Moses to make a graven image of a serpent and have the snake-bitten Israelites gaze upon it to be healed. He also ordered the construction of the Ark of the Covenant made of wood overlaid with gold with 2 cherubim of hammered gold atop it. Solomon’s Temple was full of statues and God sanctified it. Mary is the Ark of the New Covenant. The Ark was the holiest OBJECT in Israel. It contained the Word of God in Stone, a cup of the manna, and the Rod of Aaron the high priest. Mary’s womb contained the Word of God in flesh, the True Manna, and the True High Priest. The Ark could not be touched by man. Luke weaves the similarities to Mary as the Ark by using passages from 2 Samuel 6. David with the Ark, arose and went to the hill country of Judah. Mary arose and went to the hill country of Judah. The Ark remained in the house of Obededom for 3 months. Mary remained in the house of Zechariah for 3 months. When the Ark was coming to David he cried out “How can the Ark Of My Lord come to me?” Elizabeth cried out “How can the Mother of My Lord come to me” David leapt in the presence of the Ark. John the Baptizer jumped in the presence of Mary. Psalm 132″8 “Arise, O Lord, and come to your resting place, you and your mighty Ark. John sees the Ark in Rev 11:19 in heaven, but describes a woman clothed with the sun with the moon at her feet and on her head was a crown of 12 stars that gave birth to a male child. Davidic Kings had their mothers installed as the Queen Mother throughout the Davidic Kingdom. This is the Kingdom that God promised would be eternal and a son of David would rule from. When Solomon had been enthroned, his mother Bathsheba enters the throne room and he rises and BOWS to her, and has a seat brought in for her. The Queen Mothers interceded for the people of the Kingdom, just as John portrayed Mary doing at the Wedding in Cana. Hebrews 12 describes all of heaven watching and cheering us on, “You have come to Mount Zion, the heavenly Jerusalem, and countless angels in festal gathering and the assembly of the firstborn enrolled in Heaven, and God the judge of all, and the spirits of just men made perfect…” We worship WITH angels and saints, and they worship with us.

  • billobillo54

    Brother: Also, remember, The “CHURCH” universal, including PROTESTANTS, EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTS, PROTESTANTS OF MY OWN BELOVED PROTESTANTS ARE GUILTY of being soft on Islam and everything that I said about the Pope. I confess our sin (as a committed Protestant). So please understand, in my opinion, unless Christians, Catholics and Protestants together change, we are in trouble. This article stating that this Pope is “heroic” is laughable. No more “heroic” than the members and leaders in my Protestant Church who may whine once in a while sheepishly about an instance of persecution, but do nothing to oppose Islam or support the Jews and Israel.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Does ‘Rescue Christians’ obtain the release of the persecuted?Or does God obtain the release? Or, is it ‘Rescue Christians’ AND God? It’s both. Why do you even pray? According to your theory, ONLY God acts and He acts in solitude. That is a huge gap in what Catholics believe and what Protestants believe. We do not make false dichotomies pitting God in one corner and us in another; matter in one corner, spirit in another. It’s BOTH/AND, not either/or. US together WITH Him that avails. God RESPONDS to his people’s prayers and supplications and efforts. Somebody has to be doing what is supposed to be done. Why else did God bother creating us? I won’t be as spiteful as your were by bidding you to ‘get over’ your religion.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Their theology is so opposed to ‘works’ that it clouds their ability to see that someone has to be ‘doing works’ for God’s plan to unfold. God can act alone and has: He decided to bring ‘us’ into His plan through which He acts. I hope Gina is performing some ‘work’ like donating to “Rescue Christians”, if not, I hope she will. (“Your prayers and almsgiving have ascended as a memorial offering before God.”)They would prefer to understand God acting in solitude. In that scenario, we are more like robots than we are created beings with free will. A god in solitude is Allah.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    The rebellion happened because Martin Luther was a very troubled soul and used abuses of indulgences as one of his complaints. Just because there is an abuse of something does not nullify the truth of the doctrine. Luther could not accept penance or guilt or the thought that he could lose his soul or have to suffer so he came up with a new theory of salvation that taught one only needs to ‘believe’, i.e., it is ‘faith alone’ that saves you. That is patently false and scripture and all of Christian testimony bears truth to it. With his new doctrine out went any purpose or need for purgatory. To help convince his followers of his new theory he stripped 7 books from the Bible because they expressly prove purgatory along with Matthew 5:25-26, 1 Peter 3:19-20, 1 Peter 4:6. In case you don’t believe in indulgences, explain to me what Paul meant when he spoke that his sufferings made up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of the church. Or why Job prayed and offered sacrifices for his children in case they had sinned. I ask you to ponder why King David is recorded praying and fasting for dead people unless he thought it benefitted their afterlife. Why did Paul pray for God to show mercy to his dead friend Onesiphorus?

  • Marcelus

    and that is just the way he works Francis.quietly…and the same may be happening for Christians in Irak who knows? we’ll never know..

  • Julie LaBrecque

    You have fallen for the ‘hardline’ anti-Catholic crap that you and Mary are on equal footing, that she is nothing. Do you realize that you just slapped God in the Face? She is HIS creation, HIS glory, specially prepared, immaculate, to be the tabernacle of the Word made Flesh. Her being born free from original sin is provable because the word that Gabriel addresses her is ‘Kecharitomene’ The root of the word is charitoo (grace in English) The suffix ‘mene’ is a passive state, something is being acted on. “Ke” is perfect tense, which means has been, is now, and always will be. No, the Ark was not worshipped, but it was highly venerated, being the most sacred object because of what it contained. If you will read her Magnificat, you will see that she says “God has done GREAT THINGS TO ME.” God ‘saving’ her prior to her birth, is this GREAT THING. Read Isaiah 61:10 and compare it to her Magnificat.

  • Julie LaBrecque

    Another protestant error in interpretation is limiting the multiplicity of meaning in scripture. The historic and literal fulfillment of Rev 12 is Mary as the woman. She is wearing a crown because Her son is the Davidic King, and mothers of Davidic Kings are crowned as Queen Mothers. Psalm 132:8 tells us that the Ark rises to heaven. “Arise, O Lord, you and your mighty ark.” Other ‘layers’ of meaning can be not only Israel, but also The Church. For instance, the early church was ‘in the earth’, as was Jesus, ‘3 days in the earth’, i.e., 300 years til 313 when “the earth” the Roman empire through Constantine “helped’ the woman, The Church, with the Edict of Milan, legalizing Christianity and ending the persecution of the Church. Israel too will be helped by ‘the earth’ on its 3rd day, when the earth, the Mount Of Olives, literally tears in two, opening up a valley for their deliverance.

  • Stopredtape

    First we have to understand the following points: The Catholic church is under a huge political and international diplomatic pressure, is not that simple to rescue Christian people from Islamic countries, it has to be negotiated in a very low profile, Europe is full of refugie muslims and they have sleeping cells whitin them, then the political incorrect politics of Human rights is not helping the situation, Islamist are extremily dangerous and Europe is full of them also north america and aurtalia, the world needs to wake up before is too late !!!