DW takes a look at the Pentecostal church in Nigeria, where the prosperity gospel is preached to adoring tens of thousands, who obligingly empty their pockets afterwards.
Pentecostal churches are wildly popular in Nigeria — and increasingly rich, as they run thriving businesses empires on the side. Critics say they exploit people's faith.
There are calls for the Cameroon government to shut down some of the country's Pentecostal churches. This is based on reports of a pastor who stole from his congregation and another who allegedly impregnated seven women.
Five centuries ago, Martin Luther reformed the Christian church to prevent the marketing of religion. But in Africa, the debate over blending God and money is a very timely one.
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