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What is the future for the Moonies?

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The Unification Church, also known as the Moonies, are contemplating life after Moon, the messianic figure who founded the church almost sixty years ago in South Korea.

The Reverend Sun Myung Moon, who claims to have been visited by Jesus when he was 15 and asked to continue Jesus' work, handed over spiritual leadership of the church to his younger son a few years ago.

Now, as young Britons take part today in the latest of the Unificationists', or Moonies', mass wedding ceremonies in Korea, there are signs of a more fundamental shift in the church towards a younger generation.

Religious affairs correspondent Robert Pigott reports.


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