HONG KONG - The family of an Australian missionary who carried Christian pamphlets into North Korea says he's been arrested there.
John Short, who is 75, has lived in Hong Kong for 50 years and has been arrested multiple times in China for evangelizing.
Short's Chinese traveling companion in North Korea, Wang Chong, said they came to authorities' attention during a visit to a Buddhist temple in Pyongyang. Wang, a Christian, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in Beijing that Short left a Christian pamphlet in the temple, which a local tour guide reported to security officials.
Karen Short says her husband was aware of the risk he was taking. But she said, "I know he's courageous and he's in God's hands."
Last year, American missionary Kenneth Bae was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after being accused of committing hostile acts in North Korea.