Pompeo: U.S. “Sparing No Effort” for Return of Pastor Detained in Turkey

Religion News Service’s Adelle M. Banks reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Friday that the United States will continue to fight for the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who has been detained in Turkey for nearly two years and is facing terrorism-related charges there. The announcement came at the Value Voters Summit, an event for Christian conservatives. Jacqueline Furnari, Brunson’s daughter, said, “It’s a sham trial and my dad is being used as a bargaining chip and suffering for Jesus Christ.”

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