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Rev . Sun Myung Moon hospitalized with pneumonia

The Unification Church has asked followers around the world to pray and fast for its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who showed signs of recovery Friday after being hospitalized for pneumonia in an intensive-care unit earlier this week.Moon, who remained unconscious in a Seoul hospital, was breathing more stably while his lungs slowly recovered, the church said in an emailed statement Friday.The church had said Thursday on its website that Moon's chances of surviving through Saturday were "50-50," citing an unnamed doctor caring for the 92-year-old. Friday's statement didn't make any new estimates about his prospects.Moon's church has gained fame around the world since he founded it in Seoul in 1954, notably for its mass weddings. Moon is a self-proclaimed messiah who said that he was 15 when Jesus Christ personally called on him to complete his unfinished work.The church also runs a multibillion-dollar religious and business empire that includes The Washington Times newspaper and th...

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  1. Founder of Unification Church hospitalized with pneumonia

    The Unification Church asked followers around the world to pray and fast for its founder, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, who was unconscious in a Seoul hospital's intensiv...

  2. Unification Church founder's condition worsens

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon's condition has worsened and the Unification Church moved its founder to a church-owned hospital near his home, officials said Friday.The chu...

  3. Rev. Moon marries thousands in mass wedding

    Some 7,200 South Korean and foreign couples exchanged or reaffirmed marriage vows Sunday in the Unification Church's second mass wedding this year.Church founder Rev...

  4. Rev. Moon Prepares to Marry 40,000 People

    Nearly a half-century after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon performed his first mass wedding, the 89-year-old leader of the Unification Church is getting ready to marry off ...

  5. Rev. Moon Marries 45,000 Mass Wedding

    It was his wedding day, but Choi In-seok admitted to a twinge of nervousness Wednesday about spending the rest of his life with the woman hand-picked for him by the ...

  6. Rev. Moon Prepares to Marry 40,000 People

    Nearly a half-century after the Rev. Sun Myung Moon performed his first mass wedding, the 89-year-old leader of the Unification Church is getting ready to marry off ...

  7. Rev. Moon Marries 45,000 Mass Wedding

    It was his wedding day, but Choi In-seok admitted to a twinge of nervousness Wednesday about spending the rest of his life with the woman hand-picked for him by the ...

  8. Three 'Moonies' set themselves ablaze in S. Korea

    Three Japanese Unification Church members set themselves on fire in South Korea Thursday before the first anniversary of the death of the controversial church founde...

  9. Japanese woman reportedly belonging to Unification Church sets self, 2 others alight in SKorea

    Three Japanese nationals who reportedly are members of the Unification Church have suffered burns after one of them set herself and the other two on fire in a South ...

  10. Firearms maker blames New York gun law for move to Pennsylvania

    A firearms manufacturer in New York, partially blaming the state’s new gun control law, said Wednesday it’s moving its corporate offices — and its plans for expansio...

  11. Rev. Moon oversaw large, often bickering brood

    The late Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Unification Church founder who died this week at 92, had 14 children with his second wife, Hak Ja Han Moon, according to his autobi...

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    Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism, has died at age 92. The irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row to grill 10 presi...

  1. Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon was a self-proclaimed messiah who built a global business empire. He called both North Korean leaders and American presidents his friends, bu...

  2. Feuds a concern as children inherit Moon's empire

    Unification Church patriarch Sun Myung Moon leaves behind children who have been groomed to lead a religious movement famous for its mass weddings and business inter...

  3. Rev. Moon, Unification Church founder known for mass weddings, dies at 92

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as wel...

  4. Unification Church founder Rev. Moon dies at 92

    The Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the self-proclaimed messiah who turned his Unification Church into a worldwide religious movement and befriended North Korean leaders as wel...

  5. Feuds a concern as children inherit Rev. Moon's empire

    Unification Church patriarch Sun Myung Moon leaves behind children who have been groomed to lead a religious movement famous for its mass weddings and business inter...

  6. Thousands in SKorea attend funeral for Rev. Moon

    Tens of thousands of mourners sobbed, sang, prayed and vowed to cherish the Rev. Sun Myung Moon's teachings Saturday as they said goodbye to their self-proclaimed me...

  7. Rev. Moon's son greets mourners in North Korea

    The youngest son of the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon arrived in North Korea on Friday to receive mourners for the founder of the Unification Church, who died at age 92 e...

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