VATICAN CITY (AP) — The wife of a Roman Catholic archbishop
has taken her appeal to see her husband directly to Pope John
Paul II, urging the pontiff in a letter to let the cleric tell
her face-to-face that he's leaving her.
Maria Sung, 43, has already accepted the Vatican's
conditions for a reunion with Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, 71,
and is just waiting for the Vatican to produce him, Sung's
spokesman, the Rev. Phillip Schanker said Monday.
Sung, who says she has been on a hunger strike for two
weeks to press her case, wrote the pope Sunday to explain
``If my husband intends to renounce everything that he
promised, if he sits before me and tells me to my face, and
explains everything with his heart in his hand ... I will
listen with all my heart, as I'm sure he will listen to me,''
``Once we are clear, I won't make any opposition,'' said
the letter, excerpts of which were printed in Monday's Italian
Sung, a South Korean acupuncturist, hasn't seen her husband
since Aug. 8, the day after Milingo met with John Paul in a
bid to avert his threatened excommunication.
Milingo, the former Archbishop of Lusaka, Zambia, married
Sung in a group wedding in New York May 27, officiated by the
Rev. Sun Myung Moon, leader of the Family Federation for World
Peace and Unification Movement.
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