Prayer Gathering Held for Canadian Pastor Sentenced to Life in North Korean Prison

Lim-compressedMISSISSAUGA, Ontario (CBC) A prayer service was held Sunday night aimed at keeping spirits high for friends and family of the Canadian minister facing a life sentence in a North Korean jail. ​

Hyeon Soo Lim, who is in his early 60s, is pastor of the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga, Ont. He was charged with several offences, including harming the dignity of North Korea’s supreme leadership and trying to use religion to destroy their system.

Last Wednesday, after Lim was sentenced to life in prison at hard labour, his Toronto-area community urged Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s new government to get involved.

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