Category: John of God / Joao de Deus

Controversial Faith Healer Coming To Atlanta

ATLANTA — John Pruitt examines two controversial stories on Action News Primetime tonight on WSB-TV Channel 2 at 8:00 p.m. The first involves a Brazilian healer who is in Atlanta for the first public visit to the U.S. in 30 years. Some people call him a miracle worker and thousands of people around the world flock to his facility in Brazil to be spiritually, emotionally, or physically healed. People from all over the nation are flying in to see John of God spiritually heal in a Cobb County hotel for three days. While John of God does both visible

Controversial Faith-Healer Schedules Atlanta Visit

ATLANTA — A Brazilian faith-healer who says spirits inhabit his body to perform surgery, and cure the incurable, is coming to Atlanta. He is known as “John of God” to thousands. He claims a million people have flocked to him for cures from around the world. Channel 2’s Jeff Dore went to Brazil to see what this healer is all about. You can call them saints, or spirits, or entities. This man people call John of God says they take over his body and heal people who come before him. Until he arrives in Atlanta, though, going before him means

Is ‘John of God’ a Healer or a Charlatan?

John Quinones Travels to Brazil to Meet a Controversial Figure Feb. 8, 2005 – For more than 30 years, millions of desperate people from around the world — the sick, the crippled, the terminally ill — have made a pilgrimage to the remote high plateaus of central Brazil in search of a cure. They travel to see a man who is said to have miraculous healing powers and can supposedly perform surgeries without pain or even anesthesia. His acolytes call him “Joao de Deus” or “John of God.” In an hour-long report, “Primetime Live” co-anchor John Quinones travels to Brazil