MONDAY AUGUST 13 2001
Prelate's wife in fast threat
FROM JOHN PHILLIPS IN ROME
A RECONCILIATION between the Pope and Monsignor Emmanuel Milingo, the rebellious African exorcist, was in jeopardy yesterday after the archbishop痴 South Korean wife threatened a hunger strike to the death unless the Vatican allowed her to see him.

The 71-year-old Archbishop of Lusaka scandalised Roman Catholics by marrying Maria Sung on May 27 in New York at a collective ceremony of the Unification Church, the sect founded by the Rev Sun Myung Moon.

Mgr Milingo was told that he would be excommunicated unless he renounced the wedding and declared his loyalty to Rome by August 20. He flew to Rome for a reconciliation, but his wife of three months claims that he is being held by the Vatican against his will.

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