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.

Signs in all languages honoring the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon have been hung on the road to the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex near Seoul, Korea to pay tribute to the father of the Unification Church. The official funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Thirty thousand mourners from around the world are expected to attend. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Signs in all languages honoring the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon have been hung on the road to the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex near Seoul, Korea to pay tribute to the father of the Unification Church. The official funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 15. Thirty thousand mourners from around the world are expected to attend. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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