Feb 20, 2016
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Thousands tie the knot in South Korea’s mass wedding

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Thousands of couples from all over the world gather in South Korea to get married at the Unification Church. Yiming Woo reports. About 3,000 couples from 62 countries tie the knot at a mass wedding in South Korea. The ceremony is conducted by the Unification Church. Its founder died four years ago and his widow has taken over officiating duties. Some couples are renewing their vows while others are newlyweds.

HYO-JOON SONG FROM ENGLAND SAYING: “We’ve been engaged for over one year now, mostly been separated so of course it’s extremely good to be together again yes we’re happy to be married and also share that experience with many other people.”

Mass weddings by the Unification Church started in the 1960s. The organisation has attracted controversy over the years, and some critics have called it a cult.



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