More than 600 women around the world have already accused John of God of sexually abusing them during healing sessions with the medium
By Matt Roper | 30 January 2019
MIRROR — He was Brazil’s most famous faith healer whose “miracle surgeries” drew millions of pilgrims from across the globe.
Joao Teixeira de Faria – known as John of God – achieved international fame after being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey.
And Bill Clinton, singer Paul Simon and supermodel Naomi Campbell are among the other celebrities rumoured to have visited him.
His boasts of healing powers to cure diseases, including cancer, brought people flocking to his compound in the small town of Abadiania, central Brazil.
But two months ago, his world crumbled when he was accused of sexually abusing a Dutch woman, live on TV.
It led to a flood of similar allegations from more than 600 women from around the world. […]