Brazilian sect buys London radio station

A Brazilian-based Christian evangelical group has bought a London radio station from the British-based Egyptian businessman, Mohamed Al Fayed.

The group, which calls itself the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, said it would not use the station to spread its controversial religious message, but admitted it would target people in what it called difficult situations.

The station, Liberty Radio, is aimed at women and currently has around fifty-thousand listeners.

The founder of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, Edir Macedo has been at the centre of corruption allegations, while the French authorities recently described the sect as dangerous.

The Church was founded in Brazil more than twenty-years ago and has interests in Brazilian television and radio stations, as well as in a second division football club.

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