Missing Canadian pastor being held by North Korea: church

March 5, 2015 1:37 PM

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OTTAWA (Reuters) - North Korea has detained the head pastor of a large Canadian church who went missing after he traveled to the secretive state on a humanitarian mission, a church spokeswoman said Thursday.

Canadian foreign ministry officials informed the family of the detention of Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, from the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Toronto, spokeswoman Lisa Pak told Reuters. He was last heard from on Jan. 31.

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