Listen: Hmong Lutheran pastor free, heading back to St. Paul
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An Evangelical Lutheran Bishop says the prayers of people throughout the nation were answered following today's release of a St Paul Hmong-American pastor from a Lao jail. Authorities released Rev. Naw-Karl Mua and two journalists following intense diplomatic pressure by the French, Belgian and U.S. governments; and reportedly a payment of nearly 25-hundred dollars from Mua's wife to Lao authorities. Minnesota Public Radio's Elizabeth Stawicki reports:

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