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.

Mourners file past some of the hundreds of flower arrangements sent to honor the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, including this all-white arrangement at far right sent by the president of South Korea. The official funeral will be held here at the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex outside of Seoul, Korea on Saturday.  (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Mourners file past some of the hundreds of flower arrangements sent to honor the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, including this all-white arrangement at far right sent by the president of South Korea. The official funeral will be held here at the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex outside of Seoul, Korea on Saturday. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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