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Mel Gibson gave his father a Catholic chapel

January 30 2006
13:42

Mel Gibson (Mel Gibson) has made his 87-year old father, Hutton (Hutton) is a very unusual gift. As a gift of an obedient and loving son gave his father a church.

Archangel Chapel of St. Michael (St. Michael the Archangel Chapel) located in a restored farmhouse in the village Plezant Township (Pleasant Township), Pennsylvania. Church grounds cover 26 acres (10, 4 hectares) of land.

Hutton Gibson, father of actor - a breakaway branch of the sequence teachings of Catholicism.
In 1960, the followers of this doctrine rejected the reforms related to the liturgy, introduced by the Second Vatican church cathedral, in particular, the abandonment of Latin in the mass worship.

Pastor of St. Michael's, a local mentor Leonard Bilko (Leonard Bealko) also adheres to the old rules, because of what is constantly oppressed Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, Pa. (Catholic Diocese of Greensburg (Pa.), reports Pittsburgh Tribune.

As is known, Hutton Gibson, a devout weekly overcomes the path is 300 miles (480 km) and goes for three hours by bus from the town of Summerville (Summersville) to the nearest church to go to Sunday mass.

"In his advanced years - it is very difficult journey," - said a local priest. - Such a long and tedious road back and forth for almost nonagenarian can be dangerous. "

That's why Mel Gibson decided to build a church near the home of his father. As the son and father adhere to ultra-conservative views Katalotsizma.

Founder of motion - French bishop Marcel Lefebvre (Marcel Lefebvre), has broken away from the Vatican and not willing to accept reforms 1960.

315,000 dollars for the construction of the church were given Gibson California religious organization World Faith Foundation.

However, the construction of the church may be terminated. Around him are already raised enough of gossip and scandal. Some representatives of the Catholic Diocese of Greensburg argue that "the pastor Bilko recruiting parishioners, using the authority of the actor Mel Gibson." Others find fault with the documents, asserting their illegality.

Local headlines: "Parishioners are lured into the church Gibson", "ultra-radical teachings - to the masses," etc.

"For our church will still have to fight - said the actor. - But halfway through we will not surrender. "

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