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  • Thousands of people fill the stadium at the Cheong Shim Peace World Center in Gapyeong, Korea on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, for the seonghwa, or ascension, ceremony, known as the traditional funeral in western terms, for the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Some 15,000 people fit into the stadium, where the funeral was held, with another 10,000 to 15,000 expected to be watching live simulcasts around the complex. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Unification Church faithful gather in South Korea to mourn Rev. Moon

    Tens of thousands of mourners descended on this remote rural retreat to pay their final respects to Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon in a solemn two-and-a-half hour ceremony Saturday.

  • Former Zambian Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo is one of thousands gathered in Gapyeong, South Korea, for services for the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Milingo: Rev. Moon's legacy is in religious unity

    Unification Church founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon's work on behalf of harmony among the world's great faiths will be among his most lasting achievements, Emmanuel Milingo, the onetime Zambian Catholic archbishop defrocked for taking a wife in a ceremony presided over by Rev. Moon in 2001, said in an interview Thursday.

  • Family members of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, including (in white) eldest daughter Ya-Jin stand at left waiting to greet mourners bowing at right after placing flowers on a table below a portrait of the reverend. The family members rotate throughout the day but are present from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. to greet mourners as they come to the Cheongpyeong Heaven and Earth Training Center complex near Seoul, Korea to pay tribute to the late reverand, who founded the Unification Church. The official funeral service will be held this Saturday. This image was made Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Unification Church is poised for 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 this week.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was born in this home in North Korea in 1920. (Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.)

    Rev. Moon's youngest son travels to North Korea to meet with mourners

    A Unification Church official says the youngest son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon has left South Korea for the North Korean capital to meet with mourners.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon with his wife, Hak Ja Han Moon, whom he married in 1960 when she was 17, pose with son Hyo Jin and daughter Ye Jin in mid-1960s. (HSA-UWC photographs)

    Highlights in life of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon

    Jan. 6, 1920: Born as Yong Myung, one of 13 children, to Kyung-yoo Moon and Kyung-gye Kim in Sangsa Ri village in Pyongan province, now part of North Korea. His family had been wealthy, educated farmers, but had fallen on hard times. Japan had annexed the country in 1910, and Moon elders participated in independence efforts.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon shakes hands with President Richard M. Nixon on Feb 1, 1974. During the heart of the Watergate scandal, Moon bought newspaper ads asking Americans to "Forgive, Love and Unite" for the sake of a stronger country. Courtesy H.S.A.-U.W.C.

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was 'unifier on the world stage'

    Peace was his focus, peace the lifelong theme of his preaching. Beyond a devotion to love and family, the third persistent theme in the teachings and ministry of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was the search for ways to promote peace in the world, articulated in often surprising ways by a man who approached the theme through both lofty concept and down-to-earth practical application.

  • **FILE** The Rev. Sun Myung Moon hugs North Korean President Kim Il Sung. (Courtesy of H.S.A.-U.W.C.)

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon motivated to bring end to communism

    The legacy of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon will forever be tied to the fight to defeat communism, a cause to which he devoted much of his life's work and, in the process, earned a place in history as a contributor to the end of the Cold War.

  • ** FILE ** The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Peace Cup Suwon at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon hospitalized, shows signs of recovery

    The Unification Church has asked followers around the world to pray and fast for its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who showed signs of recovery Friday after being hospitalized for pneumonia in an intensive-care unit earlier this week.

  • The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the controversial founder of the Unification Church, speaks during the opening ceremony of the 2012 Peace Cup Suwon at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea, Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon hospitalized with pneumonia

    The Unification Church on Thursday asked followers around the world to pray and fast for its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who was unconscious in a Seoul hospital's intensive-care unit.

  • Couples from 50 countries give vows

    An estimated 2,500 couples from more than 50 countries exchanged or reaffirmed wedding vows Saturday in a Unification Church ceremony held before more than 15,000 spectators in a stadium in Gapeyeong, South Korea.

  • 2,500 couples exchange vows in Korean ceremony

    An estimated 2,500 couples from more than 50 countries exchanged or reaffirmed wedding vows Saturday in a Unification Church ceremony held before more than 15,000 spectators in a stadium in Gapeyeong, South Korea.

  • **FILE** The Washington Times' building on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C. (The Washington Times)

    Moon group buys The Washington Times

    The Washington Times, a newspaper that has served the nation's capital and a worldwide readership for 28 years, has been sold to a group operating on behalf of the paper's founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon.

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