Thousands of people attend an open-air mass at the 'Palais du Peuple' led by the renowned priest Kafuta. Even President Kabila is reputed to be a member of the church of Kafuta. Religion is a flourishing business in poverty-ridden Kinshasa. Over 2000 Pentecostal churches have sprung up over the last few years, promising miracles but delivering little to alleviate the hopelessness of the worshippers. Some of the charismatic preachers, however, have amassed huge personal fortunes. Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire).