Yonhap News AgencyAugust 23, 2013 03:46
GAPYEONG, South Korea, Aug. 23 (Yonhap) -- Tens of thousands of followers of the Unification Church gathered at its Seoul compound on Friday to mark the first anniversary of its founder Rev. Sun Myung Moon's death.
About 25,000 people from 70 countries took part in the memorial ceremony that was broadcast live worldwide on the Internet from the CheongShim Peace World Center, a church-owned sports and cultural center, in Gapyeong, 60 kilometers east of Seoul.
The self-claimed messiah died at the age of 92 on Sept. 3, 2012, due to complications from pneumonia.