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The president of the All Africa Council of Churches, a fellowship of mainline Protestant, Orthodox and indigenous Christians, has called Pentecostalism a “disease” spreading across Africa, according to an AACC news release. Speaking last month at the Ecumenical Platform of the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya, Nyansako-ni-Nku seemed to direct his remarks at a type of Pentecostal prosperity preacher who “gets richer and the congregation gets poorer.” Nyansako, who is moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Cameroon, exhorted “mainline churches [to] wake up to the challenge and provide direction; otherwise many people will follow these Pentecostal churches.”


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