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Sun Myung Moon, Founder of the "Moonies," Dies

By September 2, 2012

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Reverend Moon's followers around the world are called "Moonies."

Religious leader Sun Myung Moon, who founded the Unification Church, passed away on September 3, 2012 in Seoul, South Korea. His syncretic religion was often classified as a cult by non-members, and was best known for huge mass weddings featuring tens of thousands of couples.

Reverend Moon was 92 years old. He is survived by ten of his sixteen children.

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