Brazilian Catholic Church Leader Seen as a Candidate for Pope

As the Archbishop of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Odilo Pedro Scherer bears the tremendous responsibility of being the face of the Church in the world’s most populous Catholic nation. Born to German immigrant parents in the Brazilian city of San Francisco, Cerro Largo, Scherer, 63, is the youngest of the Latin American cardinals considered possibilities to…

Leader Dismissed Over Book Profits

OCTOBER 7, 1996 The top official of the Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) has been dismissed after a dispute over $40,614 he received in book royalties. The church’s 18-member governing board found Robert White guilty of insubordination, charging that he had received “excessive” royalties. Eventually, White, general overseer of the 4 million- member church, agreed…