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Canadian pastor freed from North Korea to attend church in Mississauga on Sunday

Last Updated Aug 12, 2017 at 4:40 pm EST

In this Dec. 16, 2015, file photo, Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim, centre, is escorted to his sentencing in Pyongyang, North Korea. Canadian pastor released from prison in North Korea this week is planning to attend a church service in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday.Hyeong Soo Lim was released on what state media described as "sick bail" after being handed a life sentence with hard labour in 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jon Chol Jin

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – A Canadian pastor released from prison in North Korea this week is planning to attend a church service in Mississauga, Ont., on Sunday.

Hyeon Soo Lim was released on what state media described as “sick bail” after being handed a life sentence with hard labour in 2015.

Lim is a pastor with the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga.

His colleague, Rev. Jang Bae, tells The Canadian Press in an email that Lim “will be attending service this Sunday.”

Bae says there will be a section for media at the service, and more details will be provided then.

There’s no word yet on when exactly Lim arrives in Canada.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version had the incorrect spelling of the pastor’s first name.

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