|From: News and Views | City
Sunday, September 02, 2001
Stands by Him
aria Sung is standing by her
archbishop husband — even if he won't have her.
Sung, 43, who married Catholic Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo, 71,
in May in a New York ceremony performed by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon,
flew into Kennedy Airport last night from Europe, where she had gone
to find Milingo at the Vatican. She was greeted by 15 maverick
clergyman who came to show their support.
After the Vatican threatened to excommunicate Milingo, he
renounced his marriage and said, "The calling of the church is my
primary pledge, and the right one."
Fighting back tears last night, Sung, dressed in a soft
rose-colored dress and brown heels, said through a translator that
she still considers Milingo her husband and that they are "an
eternal couple." She said it was her job as his wife to support his
Sung said again that she and Milingo consummated their nuptials.
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