BRAZIL’S ‘BILLIONAIRE BISHOP’ BUILDS $300M SOLOMON’S TEMPLE REPLICA
A 10,000-seat rendition of Solomon’s Temple was inaugurated last week in São Paulo, Brazil, owned by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
The large 11-story complex has a helicopter landing pad, allowing Universal Church founder and Brazil’s “billionaire bishop,” Edir Macedo, to drop in for sermons. It also features an oasis of olive trees similar to the garden of Gethsemane near Jerusalem and more than 30 towering columns.
“The Universal Church spared no expense,” Rogério Araújo told The New York Times. “We sought to build a colossus, something that would make people stop and gaze, and that’s what we delivered.” …. Read this in full at