Posts Tagged ‘Faith Healing’

NZ resident healer faces murder charges in Fiji

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Huge crowds are gathered at the Nadi Magistrates Court in Fiji today after news broke a man had been charged in relation to the deaths of a family in the Nausori Highlands last month Police have charged a man who holds Permanent Residency status in New Zealand with five counts of murder and one of Read more

Faith Healer visits Hawkes Bay

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Thousands of Hawke’s Bay Christians have flocked to see to man who claims to have healed people across the globe through “God’s supernatural power”. On Monday and Tuesday, Miami-based “Apostle” Guillermo Maldonado and his 36 crew members turned the Pettigrew Green Arena into a place of supernatural encounters. Organisers said a man who was unable Read more

Church again promoting controversial healing oil… with disclaimers

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Three branches of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (UCKG) recently held events in Auckland where vials of olive oil in crucifix-shaped bottles were gifted, not sold, to churchgoers. The church’s bishop, Victor Silva who is currently in Fiji, said via email that the UCKG believed God could heal people. “We – like Read more

Revivalist PNG church says faith healing can cure HIV

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Revivalist churches in Papua New Guinea are promoting prayer as a substitute for medication to those with HIV, according to human rights groups. But The mainstream churches in PNG are working with the United Nations and non-government organisations to help people access services. Catholic archbishop John Ribat is a member of the Christian Leaders Alliance. Read more

Controversial church told to take down prayer ad

Friday, July 4th, 2014

A controversial church which advertised that a prayer session could heal health problems including “incurable diseases” has been told to remove the advertisement. A complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority was made about a brochure from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, which was circulated publicly and contained a timetable of healing sessions. Read more

Blind man claims sight improved at healing service

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Minutes after Bishop Victor Silva called on Jesus to cast out “the spirit of sickness” causing pain to the lives of the hundreds of people packed into the “holy oil” healing service in Auckland on Sunday, a young man was helped on to the stage claiming his sight had been improved. Gaby Dean, 27, who Read more

Bill Subritzky to hold prayer meeting in Sacred Heart Cathedral

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Well know evangelist, and faith healer Bill Subritzky is to hold prayer meeting at Sacred Heart Cathedral, in Thorndon, Wellington New Zealand, this week. Sacred Heart parish priest James Lyons said Subritzky’s request to hold a meeting at the church was accepted because the power of prayer was indisputable. “He’s not saying, ‘I will cure Read more

What’s a Faith-Healing Congregation to Do When Measles Hits?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

There has been The outbreak of measles in a faith-healing megachurch Eagle Mountain International Church. EMIC co-pastor Terri Copeland Pearsons denied that she ever opposed vaccination (which is pretty much true. Her co-pastor and husband George Pearsons attributed the end of the measles outbreak not to vaccines, but to a two-minute long communal prayer he Read more

Criticism of NZ priest’s faith healing ministry rejected.

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Doctors in Western Australia have expressed concern that sick pepople are rejecting conventional treatment in favour of “faith healing” from a well known New Zealand Catholic priest, Fr John Rea. Australian Medical Association WA president Richard Choong said belief was important but he was concerned someone might not seek treatment because they believed faith had Read more

Christian Prayer 1 of 16 alternative treatments at Whanganui Hospital

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Christian prayer and traditional Maori healing are to be offered at Whanganui Hospital as part of a natural therapy service. Sixteen alternative treatments are being provided on a roster basis. Providers have been police-vetted and will go through a thorough induction when the service is launched next week. The move has been described as a Read more