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South Africa – where Rio’s ex Mayor Crivella may be ambassador – is key for Brazil’s Universal Church

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God began its expansion across the African continent through Angola in 1992, but it was in South Africa that it grew most in number of temples and worshippers.

Established in the country since 1993, when the apartheid regime (separation between whites and blacks) was still in force, The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God currently has over 300 units spread across the country's 9 provinces.

According to Universal's international expansion project conceived by its founder, Bishop Edir Macedo, South Africa was so important that he sent . . .

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