Religion: Pope Clement XV

Like Joan of Arc, Michel Collin was born into a Lorraine peasant family, and like the Maid, he heard voices. "You will become a priest, then a bishop, and finally Pope," he recalls Jesus telling him. To a purported 50,000 followers in Western Europe, Canada and the U.S., Collin is now Pope Clement XV of the "Renewed Church." Paul VI, of the Vatican, is a mere usurper.

The moonfaced, high-voiced claimant of the papal tiara is a former Roman Catholic priest who was defrocked by Pius XII in 1951 for founding, without permission, an...

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