Death of Rev. Sun Myung Moon

February 25, 1920 - September 3, 2012
Gapyeong, South Korea | Age 92

Unification Church founder dies at 92
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HYUNG-JIN KIM, The Associated Press

GAPYEONG, South Korea (AP) — The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, best known for conducting mass weddings involving thousands of couples, was a self-proclaimed messiah, but he was at least as good at attracting dollars as he was at drawing converts.

His Unification Church claims 3 million followers, though ex-members and critics put the number at no more than 100,000. There is no questioning the vastness of the business empire Moon created through...

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