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More hopeful that Hmong pastor is safe

Jun 13, 2003
Topics: Religion
Jim Bickal

A Hmong pastor from St. Paul is one of three men being detained in Laos. Karl Mua is the pastor of the Light of Life Lutheran Church in St. Paul. The Lao government says he was arrested, along with two international journalists, for helping "bandits" kill a security official in a remote village. But at least one international reporters' group has said it fears the journalists are being punished for reporting on Hmong rebels. Peter Rogness (ROG -- like cog -- ness) is the bishop of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and he's on the line now. That is bishop Peter Rogness (ROG -- like cog -- ness) of the St. Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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