Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Update: In North Korea, Canadian pastor faces life imprisonment

Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, interviewed by CNN
Some of the pictures of North Korean parishes on display Nov. 24 inside Myongdong Cathedral in Seoul. As Catholic Churches around the world prepared to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy, the Archdiocese of Seoul launched a prayer movement to remember the Catholic Church in North Korea. CNS photo / courtesy Archdiocese of Seoul.
A Canadian citizen and minister of a Presbyterian Church in Toronto was allowed an interview with CNN, while being detained in a work camp in North Korea.
"Since his trial in December, Lim has been held in a labor camp. He appears to be the only  inmate. He has not seen any other prisoners. Lim works eight hours a day, six days a week, with rest breaks, digging holes for the planting of apple trees in the prison orchard."
The pastor was accused of funding and aiding defectors of the state through Mongolia. Read more here.

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