Excommunicated Archbishop Milingo continues to build schismatic movement in Africa
Excommunicated Archbishop Emmanuel Milingo now claims 300,000 followers for his “Reformed Catholic Churches” in Africa, a schismatic movement that has encouraged priests to marry.
Although the membership figures of his movement are probably inflated, Archbishop Milingo has recruited a number of Catholic priests to join his campaign, which now has its own churches in several different African countries. The Religion News Service quotes one leader of the movement, a former Catholic priest, as saying bluntly “we are not Roman Catholics.” The spokesman for the schismatic group said that the Reformed Catholic Churches hope to have their own leader, who “must be African.”
Archbishop Milingo, who was married in a 2001 group ceremony at which the late Rev. Sun Myung Moon presided, was excommunicated in 2006 after he illicitly ordained four bishops for his movement, which has been subsidized by Moon's Unification Church.
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