As Clint Eastwood would say, “You guys sure have a certain sense of style”.
Here’s an amazing video from Palmar de Troya. Photography in their church used to be strictly forbidden. I am surprised that the ceremonies seem to be fairly well ordered and the bishops involved seem to take it all seriously. The organ seems to be a pipe organ, reasonably well played. It’s all quite a surprise.
Perhaps with Pope Peter III, it might grow into a sane independent Catholic Church if they can get rid of the totalitarian control aspect and the worst of the devotional quirks. All in the tradition of Spanish flamboyancy and far from our Anglican sobriety. I still don’t advise anyone to join them! Have fun with the video!
However, I do recommend the site of Magnus Lundberg (mostly in English) and his research into the Palmar de Troya phenomenon and other pretenders to the Papacy. This is where I found the link to the video on Facebook.
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Update about the finances of this cult The Palmarian Catholic Church: a lie that lasted 40 years – Former ‘Pope,’ Gregorio XVIII exposes the shady financial dealings and greed of this Spanish sect with global followers. It will be quite a field day for the fiscal authorities in Spain, quite apart from the fact that lives have been ruined and former believers are now atheists. I wonder what will happen to that church once they have been taken to the cleaners…