Wednesday September 5, 2012
N. Korean leader offers condolences over Moon
SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on Wednesday sent a message of condolence to the family of Sun Myung Moon, the founder of the Unification Church, state media said.
Moon, the self-styled messiah from South Korea, died on Monday at the age of 92.
Kim's message was carried in a short report on the communist state's official Korean Central News Agency.
"I express my deep condolences to widow Han Hak Ja and the bereaved family upon receiving the sad news that Moon Sun Myung, president of the World Peace Federation, died of illness," the message read.
"Though he passed away, his efforts and feats made for the reconciliation and unity of the nation, the reunification of the country and the world peace will last forever."