One man’s fight to perpetuate the Church he founded

Randa Vieira

In the 1940’s, after becoming disillusioned with the Catholic Church, Dom Raul Clementino Smania founded a new Church in the state of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil). Freedom, in all aspects, is the foundational principle of his church. Now, at age 88, Dom Raul looks for another priest willing to take his place. No one has shown interest in the position yet.