Apparently, Eliseo Soriano bought a mansion in Santa Catarina Island in Brazil. This is the house and the report from this website. It is in Portugese so go ahead and translate it on babelfish.altavista.com.
Daily Catarinense – 26.08.07 – Has detached
Vehicle: Daily Catarinense
Phillipino chooses SC for world-wide headquarters of church
Base is in the Island
One of the religious leader greaters of the Phillipino chose in Florianópolis as housing and base of launching for the South America of the church that already it commands in five continents. It is from there, of the North of the Island of Santa Catarina, that the Phillipino Eliseo Soriano, 60 years, leads a net of more than 3 million followers spread for Asia, Europe, Oceania, Africa and North America.
Brother Eli, as it is known, is installed next to centrinho to International Jurerê, the three blocks of the sea. Together with it, is about integrant others 20 of the Members Church of God International (Members of the Church of International God). The property of five suítes is evaluated in approximately R$ 2,5 million, value that would have been spent for the purchase of the property. The neighbors describe them as likeable, but reserved.
Boarded for the news article of the Daily Catarinense, one of the occupants of the house, little more than 20 years, said, in English, who had come to Brazil the tourism and that he was with its uncle. Asked for Soriano, first it affirmed that it did not know it and not wise person who age. Later, when the team of the DC touched the bell of the house, the inhabitants they wanted to know the reason of the interest for Soriano, since it is not known in Brazil, and who had informed the periodical on the presence of them.
Defendant in Porto Alegre for the Phillipino, Jamil Abdo, lawyer of Soriano, explained, for telephone, that the group, at the moment, does not intend to speak with the press because not yet it has real notion of market, language and customs of Brazil.
Land in the North of the investigated Island to host temple
Leader of one of the more popular protestant churches of its native country, Eliseo Soriano is in the city since December of the last year. Already he has company consisting in the country and plans if to establish in definitive in Florianópolis launching its church in Brazil and, from there, all the South America.
- It is clearly that this demand investment in marketing. For the style of the Church of God, it goes also to deal with radio and TV – Abdo comments.
Soriano currently looks an area between the Red River and English, in the region North of the Island, to possibly construct its first church. Also already it makes contacts with other countries of Latin America, mainly Uruguay, country where it would be currently, in its first trip to the Exterior since the arrival to Brazil.
The lawyer counted despite he was for suggestion of it that Soriano chose Florianópolis to live when decided to change itself for Brazil, in reason of the natural beauties and the proximity with law office, that is in Porto Alegre. The objective of the change of country, according to Abdo, would be the disposal of the church to extend the performance area.
- At least a time per day I indicate Florianópolis I eat place for investment to some foreigner. Much people of the Rio Grande Do Sul not if adapta the Florianópolis, but for who come of are of the country are perfect – the lawyer comments.
The contact between the two occurred for the presence of the office of law in different countries, explained Abdo.
- Our office has representation in the world all. All day appears people of the Suriname, Sri Lanka, Japan, China. We are very common to appear the most diverse things, in the most diverse areas. Marriage, pension, separation. She had never heard to speak of the church, but they had brought all the skillful documents and nothing that runs away from any standard.
Eliseo Soriano acquired house in Florianópolis evaluated in R$ 2,5 million
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