Rev. Moon lauded for efforts to reunify Koreas

It’s just one floral tribute among hundreds here, but the stand of white paper chrysanthemums draped by a ribbon of Korean characters bears some unique political and diplomatic weight. The wreath expresses the condolences of new young North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for the death of Unification Church founder and spiritual guide the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who devoted much of his life and ministry to seeking an end to the long standoff that has divided the Korean Peninsula for more than 60 years.

Kone Drissa, who is originally from the Ivory Coast but who now lives in New York, says, "We believe he [Rev. Moon] has done whatever he had to do, and we want to continue honoring him."  (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Kone Drissa, who is originally from the Ivory Coast but who now lives in New York, says, "We believe he [Rev. Moon] has done whatever he had to do, and we want to continue honoring him." (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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