( AP )
The hunger-striking wife of a Roman Catholic archbishop who enraged
the Vatican by getting married may meet with her husband this week,
a spokesman for the wife said on Thursday.
Bellabarba, of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification
Movement, said Maria Sung, 43, and Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, 71,
are likely to meet on Friday.
He said details of the meeting
are still being worked out.
Sung, who is from South Korea,
and the Zambian archbishop were married in a group wedding in May by
the Rev. Sung Myung Moon, leader of the Family Federation for World
Peace and Unification.
The Vatican wants the meeting to take
place at the South Korean embassy to the Holy See in the presence of
an interpreter. The South Korean ambassador has been trying for days
to arrange the meeting.
Sung has been on a hunger strike
since Aug. 14 to force a private meeting with her husband.
The Vatican lifted its threat to excommunicate Milingo when
he left his wife and said he was returning to the church after a
private meeting with the pope earlier this month.