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Boston pastor reportedly offered himself as hostage

Churches pray for minister held in Egypt

When an armed man intercepted a bus of Boston-area churchgoers in Egypt Friday looking for hostages, a Dorchester pastor leading the group volunteered himself, a fellow pastor told congregants at a Mattapan church Sunday.

The captor tried to seize a woman but the Rev. Michel Louis insisted he go instead, the Rev. Matthew K. Thompson, a friend of the Louis family, told worshipers at Jubilee Christian Church.

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