Brazil’s Pastor Malafaia invests “hard cash” to expand his religious empire in pandemic

Malafaia estimates spending an average of R$1 million (US$186,000) per inauguration, having even reused temples of other churches that closed down during the health crisis.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - While presenting the first branch of his Advec (Assembly of God Victory in Christ) in Taboão da Serra (Greater São Paulo) on August 22, Silas Malafaia announced what to expect from another launch scheduled 2 days later, in another city in the state of São Paulo.

The Sorocaba temple would be located in "Sorocaba's top party venue," said the Rio de Janeiro pastor. This was the end of a party venue, as the former headquarters of Soriá Eventos - which once hosted Saúde e Bem-Estar com Óleos Essenciais (Health and Well . . .

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