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Cancer 'cure' cult under fire.

AN Aberdeen-based cult has been attacked by the the Church of Scotland for claiming it can cure cancer and Aids through miracles.

Word of Life International holds nightly "miracle" meetings where people can be "saved".

But the Rev Michael Mair, a former moderator of Aberdeen Presbytery, said: "They are not saying it because it is true, but because it will gain them many desperate people who will possibly become part of the group, and who, I am sure, will be urged to contribute money."

Three years ago the cult bought an Aberdeen hotel for pounds 300,000 to turn into its world HQ.

In 1985, a Buckie hotelier claimed sect leader Jim Addison had brainwashed him into handing over pounds 23,000. The case was settled out of court.
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Date:Sep 17, 1998
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