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D.C. clergy pray for release of Alan Gross

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/nation/article/dc_clergy_pray_for_release_of_alan_gross_20110111

Washington-area clergy joined an interfaith prayer service for the release of U.S. government contractor Alan Gross from a Cuban prison. Tuesday's service, organized by the InterFaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington, was held as U.S. State Department officials in Cuba to attend meetings on migration were set to press for Gross' freedom, the Washington Post reported. Cuban authorities detained Gross on Dec. 3, 2009 on his way out of the country, saying he was a spy. Gross' family and State Department officials say he was in the country on a U.S. Agency for International Development contract to help the country's Jewish community of about 1,500 to communicate with other Jewish communities through the Internet.

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