Rev. Sun Myung Moon, 92, Dies

    SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - JULY 19:  Reverend Moon Sun Myung, founder of the Unification Church, speaks during the opening ceremony prior to the Peace Cup match between Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma and Sunderland at Suwon World Cup Stadium on July 19, 2012 in Suwon, South Korea.  (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images)

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    Reverend Dr. Sun Myung Moon, leader of the Unification Church, died from complications of pneumonia in South Korea at age 92. Moon founded media outlets across the world to promote freedom of the press. He began the church in South Korea in 1954, and was a lifelong supporter of anti-Communist causes. Moon also founded several newspapers, including The Washington Times, as well as electronic media outlets and digital publications in the U.S., Japan, and South Korea, and throughout Latin America, Africa, and Europe. Calling himself a “controversial person” in his 2009 biography, he was jailed six times throughout his life and once sent to a North Korean labor camp.

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