Dieter Telemans

Kinshasa, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

Worshippers hold up a redundant wheelchair, its occupant apparently cured, during a mass at the 'Palais du Peuple' organised by the renowned priest Sikatenda. Previously a nurse, Sikatenda says he received a message from God that he should instead cure people by building a church. 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).

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Dieter Telemans
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Kinshasa
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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
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68.06 x 45.7 cm (300 dpi)
26.79 x 17.99 inch (300 dpi)
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