Religion: Zarur the Prophet

"Bad things were said against Christ and me," shouted Alziro Zarur on the air in Rio de Janeiro. For all the bad things a lot of people are saying about Zarur, the plump, balding, 43-year-old writer is running the fastest-growing new religious movement in Brazil. Its name is Boa Von-tade (Good Will), but it might as well be Bonanza. With the cruzeiros rolling in, the movement owns a Rio de Janeiro radio station, two magazines (total circ. 200,000), choice Rio real estate, and claim's more than a quarter million followers.

Born Apostle. Zarur was...

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