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Post Palmarian Catholic Church Controversies
Created by John Eipper on 01/04/18 4:31 AM

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Palmarian Catholic Church Controversies (Rodolfo Neirotti, USA, 01/04/18 4:31 am)

Religion has been a major topic on WAIS recently, and the "The Iglesia del Palmar de Troya" was mentioned (Enrique Torner, 1 January).

Please see the link below regarding an article published in El País in Spain.

Best regards and happy New Year.

https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2016/05/21/actualidad/1463867670_909220.amp.html

JE comments:  Best to you, Rodolfo!  So glad you checked in.  I look forward to WAISing with you in 2018.

Speaking from exile, ex-Pope Gregory (birth name, Ginés Jesús Hernández) now claims that the miraculous apparition of Mary which spawned the Palmarian schism was a hoax.  El País speaks of the superlative wealth of the Palmarians, who among other revenue streams, have one single donor chipping in €250,000 per month.  I am not clear why the article describes the Palmarians as "ultras."  In Spain this implies extreme Right or neo-Fascist, but the political nature of the Palmarians is unclear.

There's a photo of Gregory and his girlfriend Nieves at the above link.  Say what you want about the Palmarians, but Gregory doesn't seem Pontifical.  He does, however, look like a guy whose name is Ginés Hernández.

The Palmarians' numbers have been on the decline apparently, but the Dan Brown novel should renew interest in the sect.


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