Angolan Prosecutor’s Office Closes Brazilian Universal Church Temples in Three Cities

The action is part of the local Prosecutor's Office's investigations into Edir Macedo's institution, which is at war with a group of Angolan dissidents.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Angolan Prosecutor General's Office (PGR) launched an operation on Friday, August 14th, to close temples of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) in the cities of Luanda, Viana and Cazenga.

The measures are the result of an investigation launched in late 2019 to determine whether the religious institution, founded and led by Brazilian Bishop Edir Macedo, had committed irregularities, ranging from racial discrimination and forced . . .

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