Sun Myung Moon Unification Church Leader dies at 92


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The Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon, the leader of the Unification Church, died early Monday morning in South Korea. He was 92.

He passed away just before 2 a.m. local time (12:54 p.m. EDT Sunday) from complications of pneumonia, surrounded by family, friends and followers, according to Unification Church leaders.

A comment was not immediately available from Unification Church International President Hyung Jin Moon, his youngest son and appointed successor of the religious movement.

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Rev. Moon Sun-myung dies at 92

SEOUL, Sept. 3 (Yonhap) — Unification Church founder the Rev. Moon Sun-myung died on Monday, according to news reports. He was 92.

The famous South Korean religious leader passed away just before 2 a.m. (Seoul time) from complications of pneumonia, the Washington Times quoted church officials as saying.

via Rev. Moon Sun-myung dies at 92: media reports | YONHAP NEWS.

Sun Myung Moon Biography

Sun Myung Moon is a South Korean religious leader who believes he is the successor to Jesus Christ. In 1954 founded the Unification Church, a religion was loosely based on Christianity. In 1973 he moved his headquarters to Tarrytown, N.Y. By 1982 he was convicted of tax evasion and sentenced to 18 months in prison. The church began buying and building in the Brazilian rainforest in the 1990s.

via Sun Myung Moon Biography – Facts, Birthday, Life Story – Biography.com.

via Sun Myung Moon Unification Church Leader dies at 92.

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