Unification Church poised for a new era, officials say

The Unification Church is strongly positioned to preserve and expand both its global spiritual outreach and its commercial holdings as tens of thousands of believers gather to say a final goodbye to founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon, two top church officials said in interviews here this week.

A young boy waits with his mother to place flowers on a table inside the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex outside of Seoul, Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 to honor the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Mourners placed flowers (roses for the father and lilies for the mother) on a table and then bowed before family members. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

A young boy waits with his mother to place flowers on a table inside the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex outside of Seoul, Korea on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012 to honor the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Mourners placed flowers (roses for the father and lilies for the mother) on a table and then bowed before family members. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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