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May 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Roman Catholic archbishop who says God wants him and the Catholic Church to shed the celibacy rule married a physician in a group wedding conducted by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, 71, wed Marie Sung, 43, a physician from South Korea, said a spokesman for the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, the central group in Moon's movement. Milingo has long been at odds with the Catholic hierarchy, although he remains based in Rome and still carries his title.
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September 27, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson and Maria De Cristofaro, Times Staff Writers
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.
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September 9, 2002 | From Reuters
Emmanuel Milingo, the Zambian archbishop who shocked Roman Catholics by marrying in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, says in a new book that he may have been brainwashed. Milingo, 72, left the Vatican in spring 2001 to marry Maria Sung, a 43-year-old Korean woman chosen for him by Moon, the controversial South Korean-born evangelist. The mass wedding took place in New York, where the archbishop kissed his bride for the cameras.
WORLD
September 9, 2002 | From Reuters
Emmanuel Milingo, the Zambian archbishop who shocked Roman Catholics by marrying in the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, says in a new book that he may have been brainwashed. Milingo, 72, left the Vatican in spring 2001 to marry Maria Sung, a 43-year-old Korean woman chosen for him by Moon, the controversial South Korean-born evangelist. The mass wedding took place in New York, where the archbishop kissed his bride for the cameras.
NEWS
August 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
A Zambian archbishop whose marriage scandalized the Vatican is leaving his wife and returning to the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said Tuesday, quoting the archbishop as having told the pope, "I am your humble and obedient servant." Ignoring his celibacy vow, Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo was married in a mass ceremony conducted by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon on May 27 in New York. The Vatican said Milingo is also breaking his ties to Moon.
WORLD
September 27, 2006 | Tracy Wilkinson and Maria De Cristofaro, Times Staff Writers
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.
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December 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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October 10, 1986 | Associated Press
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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August 12, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
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August 30, 2001 | From Associated Press
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."
NEWS
August 15, 2001 | From Associated Press
A Zambian archbishop whose marriage scandalized the Vatican is leaving his wife and returning to the Roman Catholic Church, the Vatican said Tuesday, quoting the archbishop as having told the pope, "I am your humble and obedient servant." Ignoring his celibacy vow, Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo was married in a mass ceremony conducted by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon on May 27 in New York. The Vatican said Milingo is also breaking his ties to Moon.
NEWS
May 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A Roman Catholic archbishop who says God wants him and the Catholic Church to shed the celibacy rule married a physician in a group wedding conducted by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, 71, wed Marie Sung, 43, a physician from South Korea, said a spokesman for the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, the central group in Moon's movement. Milingo has long been at odds with the Catholic hierarchy, although he remains based in Rome and still carries his title.
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April 13, 1985 | DAVID WILLEY, London Observer Service
African Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, former head of the Roman Catholic Church in Zambia, is drawing congregations of 3,000 to 4,000 people--predominantly southern Italians--at his monthly faith-healing services in a Rome suburb. During the three years Milingo has lived in Rome, first in virtual enforced exile and then as an official member of the Vatican Curia, he has attracted an increasing number of followers.
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