The Words of the Milingo Family
Letter of Condolence and Sympathy
March 19, 2008
Married Priests Now! Catholic Prelature
His Eminence Patriarch Emmanuel Milingo, D.D.
ChungShim Villa, 176 Songsan-Ri, Seolak-Myun
Gapyung-Gun, Kyunggi Province, South Korea
Dear Reverend Sun Myung Moon and Dr. Hak Ja Han Moon,
It is with great concern and sadness that we learn of the death of your beloved eldest son, Hyo Jin Moon. We extend to you, your family and your church our heartfelt sympathies and condolences at this unexpected and sudden loss.
Hyo Jin Moon was recognized as a spiritual leader who was involved in many charitable activities to help the community and the world. He was an accomplished musician and entertainment executive who created a positive influence in our culture to benefit young people and families. He promoted peace throughout the world.
I have today sent his name by the Internet to be placed at the Holy Western Wall in Jerusalem where he will be prayed for at one of the most ancient and holy places on earth. Hyo Jin will appreciate the ecumenical dimension of this gesture.
He will also be remembered in 12 Novenas of Masses celebrated at the most holy Christian and Catholic shrines in the Holy Land, in Rome, and throughout the world. These masses will be on Easter Sunday and continue for nine days. The Married Priests Now! married bishops and priests will also remember him and your family in their prayers and masses.
I join with my wife, Maria Sung, in hoping that Hyo Jin's life, his memory and his accomplishments will bring you great comfort in the days and years to come.
Sincerely with sympathy,
+Emmanuel Milingo, Archbishop