Universal Church is accused of international trafficking in childrenEverything was investigated, documented and begins to be presented to thousands of viewers in Portugal, where the alleged crimes took place.
The Portuguese public prosecutor is investigating an alleged network of international child trafficking organized by the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God in the early 90. The complaint was made by the Portuguese television station TVI in a series of 10 reports that began airing on Monday night (11).
Everything was investigated, documented and begins to be presented to thousands of viewers in Portugal, where the alleged crimes took place. It is the beginning of a possible devastating indictment that puts Macedo as a major contributor to a powerful network of child trafficking.
'The Secret of the Gods'
"The Secret of the Gods" is a series of ten reports held by TVI, considered one of the largest television stations in Portugal.
The first story was shown on Sunday (10) and fell like a bombshell for the controversial evangelical denomination.
It took seven months of intense and detailed investigation, which featured the journalists Alexandra Borges and Judith France. The conclusion is alarming: several children have been stolen from their mothers in the early 1990, through an illegal children's home belonging to the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God.
Angels and Demons
The children were delivered at Home Universal for families in financial difficulties, without the knowledge and approval of Justice. minors, So, They went abroad and were adopted by bishops and pastors of the denomination.
In this way, many were disconnected from their biological families and taken out of Portugal, especially Brazil and the United States.
The mothers, who have lost contact with their children, still they suffered because of the silence. Inclusive, of local police.
Grandchildren Bishop Macedo
The own TVI said that by the grandchildren of Macedo were removed from that home at the time and now live as children of his two daughters. The home was originally located in Camarate. After, He was on Avenida Gago Coutinho, in Lisbon.
Today, 20 years later, It is that many mothers were identified by reporters and had their voices heard, well with their anguish. In the opinion of them, these mothers were literally stolen and that it is a very serious story.
So far neither the bishops, Pastors of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, no TV Record, station that belongs to the bishop Macedo, They ruled on the complaint.