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Naasón Joaquín García, head of the Mexico-based La Luz del Mundo megachurch, pleaded guilty in June to sexually abusing girls from his congregation and was sentenced to nearly 17 years behind bars.
But his congregation has continued to pray for its leader from more than 1,000 miles away at the church’s temple in Guadalajara, where it held its Holy Supper, the church’s annual pilgrimage and most sacred practice.
García addressed his followers via phone from a Los Angeles prison, the Associated Press reported.
“I do not see the bars that separate me from you,” he said. “I see your beautiful faces … because you are the children of God.”
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