ROME (AP) — The South Korean wife of a Roman Catholic
archbishop has again rejected Vatican conditions for a meeting
with her husband. A spokesman for the wife said negotiations
with the church were continuing, but the pair would not meet
Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, 71, left Maria Sung, a
43-year-old acupuncturist, earlier this month and returned to
the church after the Vatican threatened to excommunicate him.
Sung has been on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks,
demanding a private meeting with her Zambian spouse.
She and Milingo were married in May by the Rev. Sun Myung
Moon, leader of the Family Federation for World Peace and
Unification Movement, in a group ceremony in New York.
The Rev. Phillip Schanker, an official of Moon's church and
Sung's spokesman, said there was no possibility of the couple
meeting Friday, as expected. He said negotiations were
Sung has been holding daily prayer vigils at St. Peter's
Square. On Thursday evening, she was joined by around 100
people. ``Where is Milingo?'' read a banner draped in the
Milingo dropped out of sight on Aug. 8 after a meeting with
the pope. The Vatican said he has been in spiritual retreat.
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