CHOY WITH MIKE VELARDE OF EL SHADDAI

Posted on Aug 30, 2003  |   3263 views  

El Shaddai is a charismatic Catholic sect in the Philippines which has a phenomenal following. Centered around its leader Brother Mike Velarde, the group's meetings sometimes attract more than a million people. This popularity has also translated into economic and political power: the group has invested the tithes it collects into building a media empire, and the group often plays host to the country's top political leaders.

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