September 27, 2006 |
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, a provocative African prelate known for exorcisms, mass healing ceremonies and temporarily breaking with the church to marry a Korean acupuncturist, was excommunicated Tuesday by the Vatican. Pope Benedict XVI signed off on the most serious punishment the Roman Catholic Church can mete out, in what is likely to be the final chapter in Milingo's bizarre, tumultuous story spanning more than two decades.
December 10, 2006 |
The renegade Roman Catholic archbishop who was excommunicated by the Vatican after he installed married priests as bishops acknowledged that the Rev. Sun Myung Moon was supporting his crusade against mandatory celibacy. At a weekend conference in Parsippany of married priests, Zambian Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo distributed a statement headlined "Thanks," crediting the Korean evangelist.
October 10, 1986 |
Thousands of chanting, dancing Zambians welcomed home today the former Roman Catholic archbishop of Lusaka, stripped of his post by the Vatican three years ago because of faith-healing sessions that critics labeled voodooism. The Most Rev. Emmanuel Milingo, 56, was on his second private visit to Zambia since being recalled to Rome in 1982.
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September 14, 2002 |
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, the African prelate who wed a member of the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church but soon repented and returned to the fold, has said that he may have been brainwashed. "Perhaps I was the object of a kind of brainwashing," the 72-year-old Milingo said in a series of interviews on his 95-day flirtation with the Moonies.
August 12, 2001 |
The wife of an archbishop whose marriage scandalized the Vatican pleaded tearfully to be allowed to see her husband and threatened to go on a hunger strike if church officials denied her request. In Rome, Maria Sung suggested that the church was holding her husband, Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, against his will after he met with the pope and Vatican officials in an effort to open a dialogue and avert his excommunication.
August 30, 2001 |
Ending a saga that had embarrassed the Vatican and captivated Italy, the wife of a Roman Catholic archbishop said Wednesday that she would accept his decision to leave her and return to the church. "For the great love for my husband, I'll respect his decision" to leave me, Maria Sung told reporters after meeting with Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo for the first time in three weeks. "But that doesn't change the feeling I have for him in my heart."