Milingo seeks light from Moon

Excommunicated Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who recently formed a self-styled personal prelature for married priests, is in Seoul this month with his Korean wife to study the religion of the Reverend Moon Sun-myung's Unification Church.

AsiaNews reports that Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, who will also attend a birthday party for Reverend Moon, again urged in a 30 January address at a Seoul hotel that the Vatican allow Catholic priests to marry.

"The reason why we have been mum regarding his visit here is so as not to stoke the anger of Catholics," a source close to the Unification Church told AsiaNews.

"[Milingo] will appear at an international academic gathering to be held at the Marriott Hotel in Seoul between 20 to 23 February, and at the birthday party for Moon on the final day of the event."

Milingo, 76, has already taken part in other events sponsored by the Reverend Moon, including the 2001 collective marriage in which he married South Korean Maria Sung, a member of the Unification Church.

After a period of reconciliation with the Catholic Church, he ordained four priests members of the "Married Priests Now!", a movement he founded in July last year, as bishops.

The Vatican announced two days after the September 2006 ordination that he had incurred excommunication latae sententiae or automatically by virtue of his actions.

Milingo in Seoul to study Moon�s theology (AsiaNews, 1/2/07)

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Archbishop Milingo Official Website
Emmanuel Milingo (Wikipedia)
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