WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unification Church founder the Rev. Sun Myung Moon is being treated in an intensive-care unit at a hospital in Seoul for pneumonia.
Douglas Burton is a U.S.-based spokesman for the church. He says he received a memo about Moon's hospitalization early Wednesday. The memo says the 93-year-old Moon "was pushing his limits in carrying out his schedule" when he fell ill. It says his wife and children are by his bedside.
Moon is a self-proclaimed messiah. He founded the Unification Church in Seoul in 1954. The church gained fame starting in the 1970s for holding mass weddings of thousands of followers.
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