List of Unification Church people

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This page is a list of prominent members and supporters, as well as some former members of the Unification Church, founded and led by Sun Myung Moon.

Moon family[edit]

The family of Rev. Moon and his wife Hak Ja Han are known as the "True Family". Rev. and Mrs. Moon are known as "True Father" and "True Mother" within the church, and collectively as the "True Parents." Their children are known as the "True Children."

Unification Church members[edit]

Former members[edit]


These are some people well known for their support of the Unification Church.


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  50. ^ Archbishop rejects Vatican ultimatum
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