Rev. Sun Myung Moon's Overtures Toward North Korea

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Evangelist Reverend Moon claps during his birthday party in Gapyeong. (Photo: Jo Yong-Hak/REUTERS)

Sun Myung Moon, founder of the Unification Church, has died near his home in South Korea at the age of 92. Although he died in South Korea, Moon was born in what is now North Korea. Moon, whose followers are known as "Moonies," was a controversial religious leader who proclaimed to be the Messiah. He did jail time in at least three countries during his life. Yet, he managed to create a multibillion-dollar business empire, and was granted audiences with world leaders, including North Korea's Kim Il-Sung in 1991. We have a report from Jason Strother in Seoul.
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