The Celestial Christians sect celebrated i??? founding 25 years ago with a procession or Christmas?
SV & CU Pastor Oshoffa in car surrounded by followers (2 shots)
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Background: The Celestial Christians sect celebrated i??? founding 25 years ago with a procession or Christmas Day through ???rto Novo, the capital of Dahomey.
The sect, which claims 20 thousand members in Dahomey and neighbouring states, was founded by Pastor Samuel Oshoffa, who rode in the parade, dressed in his ornate crown and robes.
SYNOPSIS: Pastor Samuel Oshoffa, leader of the Celestial Christians sect in Dahomey, led his followers in a Christmas Day procession to celebrate the sects 25th anniversary. The Celestial Christians, an evangelistic group, was founded by Pastor Oshoffa in 1947 and now claims to have a membership of 20 thousand in Dahomey and neighbouring states. The sect's leader rode in an open car, while members of his group paraded behind singing. Sect members came to the celebration from around the country and from Togo, Ghana, the Ivory Coast and Nigeria.