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Philippines pressured to release missionaries

MANILA (UCAN): “We are saddened by the fact that in spite of official requests for and on behalf of our three young people, they are still unable to leave the Philippines,” a July 2 statement from the United Methodist Church read as Catholic and Protestant Church groups from around the world are called on the Philippine government to release a detained Protestant missionary and allow two others return to their home countries. One has been in detention for seven weeks.

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