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American Lutheran bishops heading to Mideast

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- More than 30 bishops from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are heading for the Mideast despite the fighting in Gaza.

The Rev. Jon Anderson, bishop for the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA, will be one of five from Minnesota leaving Monday. He says their leaders believe they will be safe. And he says that in times of trouble, pastors go to be with people in trouble.

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