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September 3, 2012 | By Elaine Woo
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92. Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia in August, died Monday at a hospital in Gapyeong, South Korea, church officials announced. Although greeted as a Korean Billy Graham when he arrived in the United States four decades ago, Moon gradually emerged as a religious figure with quite different beliefs, whose movement was labeled a cult and whose followers were mocked as "Moonies.
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September 3, 2012 | By Elaine Woo
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed Messiah from South Korea who led the Unification Church, one of the most controversial religious movements to sweep America in the 1970s, has died. He was 92. Moon, who had been hospitalized with pneumonia in August, died Monday at a hospital in Gapyeong, South Korea, church officials announced. Although greeted as a Korean Billy Graham when he arrived in the United States four decades ago, Moon gradually emerged as a religious figure with quite different beliefs, whose movement was labeled a cult and whose followers were mocked as "Moonies.
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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.
NATIONAL
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.
NATIONAL
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.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nostalgia Network Hires Investment Banker: Allen & Co. will assist the company in considering various deals. They include a $40-million buyout offer from Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment Inc., which has offered Nostalgia an infusion of up to $2 million. Also interested in Nostalgia is Concept Communications, which has been linked to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and already owns about one-fourth of the company.
BUSINESS
March 7, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Noticias del Mundo Ceases Publication: Noticias del Mundo, the 7-year-old Spanish-language daily newspaper owned by Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church, said it was ceasing publication of its Los Angeles edition, effective immediately. Publisher Phillip V. Sanchez said parent News World Communications has decided to direct its resources to starting other Spanish-language publications.
NATIONAL
July 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. John W. Warner's office acknowledged that the Virginia Republican arranged for religious activists to use a Senate office building in March for a ceremony in which the Rev. Sun Myung Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings had helped Hitler and Stalin be "reborn as new persons."
NEWS
December 2, 1997
* Accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon blessed a flower-scented sea of 28,000 couples. Says Bob Mills: "In a separate ceremony, he blessed Donald Trump's 5,000-page standard prenuptial agreement." * "The last Moon to bring a crowd that size to RFK Stadium was Warren." (Jerry Perisho) * "Newsweek says it did not intend to mislead the public when it retouched the photograph of Iowa septuplet mom Bobbi McCaughey to whiten and straighten her teeth.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 1990 | United Press International
The Rev. Sun Myung Moon has told a religious conference that he is the Messiah. Moon's Unification Church has long taught members that its Korean-born founder-prophet was a necessary second Messiah because Jesus failed to complete his mission on Earth, but his first public statement of that doctrine came Thursday before his church-sponsored Assembly of World Religions. The speech upset some participants; an Anglican priest called it "heresy."
NATIONAL
July 21, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. John W. Warner's office acknowledged that the Virginia Republican arranged for religious activists to use a Senate office building in March for a ceremony in which the Rev. Sun Myung Moon declared himself the Messiah and said his teachings had helped Hitler and Stalin be "reborn as new persons."
NEWS
March 28, 2002 | BARBARA DEMICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At first glance, there couldn't be a more improbable business proposition than opening an automobile factory in North Korea, where hardly anybody owns a car or knows how to drive. Even more surprising is that the company making this investment is an affiliate of the Unification Church, headed by the thumpingly anti-communist Rev. Sun Myung Moon.
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
December 2, 1997
* Accompanied by a flourish of trumpets, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon blessed a flower-scented sea of 28,000 couples. Says Bob Mills: "In a separate ceremony, he blessed Donald Trump's 5,000-page standard prenuptial agreement." * "The last Moon to bring a crowd that size to RFK Stadium was Warren." (Jerry Perisho) * "Newsweek says it did not intend to mislead the public when it retouched the photograph of Iowa septuplet mom Bobbi McCaughey to whiten and straighten her teeth.
NEWS
September 10, 1996 | MEREDITH FERGUSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Amid the grandeur of giant Corinthian columns and the soaring archways of the great hall of the National Building Museum, 1,500 smartly dressed men and women from around the world have convened to talk about family values and world peace. Seated in rows of dainty, bamboo-style chairs, the mostly middle-aged attendees await speeches from an all-star cast of religious leaders, entertainers and former heads of state, including George Bush and Gerald Ford.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Nostalgia Network Hires Investment Banker: Allen & Co. will assist the company in considering various deals. They include a $40-million buyout offer from Pat Robertson's International Family Entertainment Inc., which has offered Nostalgia an infusion of up to $2 million. Also interested in Nostalgia is Concept Communications, which has been linked to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and already owns about one-fourth of the company.
NEWS
April 26, 1992 | Associated Press
The University of Bridgeport's trustees agreed Saturday to turn over control of their financially ailing school to a group connected to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in exchange for $50 million. Under terms of the deal, the Professors World Peace Academy would take over the board of trustees. The New York-based academy receives 90% of its funding from the Unification Church, although it said fewer than 5% of its members belong to the church.
NEWS
April 26, 1992 | Associated Press
The University of Bridgeport's trustees agreed Saturday to turn over control of their financially ailing school to a group connected to the Rev. Sun Myung Moon in exchange for $50 million. Under terms of the deal, the Professors World Peace Academy would take over the board of trustees. The New York-based academy receives 90% of its funding from the Unification Church, although it said fewer than 5% of its members belong to the church.
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