Divaldo Franco is a worldwide renowned speaker. He has given more than 10 thousand lectures and
spoken in 52 countries in the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Mr. Franco is Doctor
Honoris Causa in Humanity and also in Parapsychology by American and Canadian Universities.
Through his extraordinary mediumship, Mr. Franco has published almost 200 books and 70 of them
have already been translated in 15 languages.

Born in Feira de Santana, a small town in northeast Brazil, in the state of Bahia, Divaldo displayed clairvoyance and
clairaudience before he was 5 years old. Through his childhood, Divaldo played with friends from another dimension of life
that others could not see or hear. In 1947 Divaldo, along with his friend Nilson Pereira, founded "
Caminho da
"(Pathway to Redemption) Spiritist Center - this was the beginning of a labor of love to benefit the sick and
those in need. Two years later, in 1949, Divaldo saw through clairvoyance a very large area with many children and,
through clairaudience, Divaldo heard a voice stating that his life would be dedicated to caring for children in need. In
1952, then, "
Mansão do Caminho" (Mansion of the Way) was established to provide housing and care for orphaned
children in Salvador, Bahia, through a system of foster homes. All of this has been going for over 50 years now, and still is
going strong -- and growing.
As an educator, Divaldo's life is also one marked by devotion. Since 1952 more than 600 adoptive
sons and daughters have been raised in the system of foster homes at
Mansao do Caminho. As time
went by elementary, middle, high and professional schools were created to cater to the ever growing
number of children. "
Mansao do Caminho" has become a very large educational institution complex
with 22 activities which provide guidance to more than 3,000 children and teenagers everyday - all
free of charge. To this date, more than 30,000 boys and girls have received an education and care at
Mansão do Caminho's many schools.
As a speaker, Divaldo has ministered more than 10,000 lectures and conferences in more than 300
cities worldwide. In the 25 states of Brazil alone Mr. Franco has lectured at more than 600 cities.
Divaldo has held lectures and seminars in 53 different countries: 21 in Europe, 21 in the Americas
(North, South and Central), 5 in Africa and 6 in Asia Mr Franco has also spoken 7 times for the United
Nations - 4 times in the New York headquarters, and 3 times in Austria, at the Vienna headquarters.
Divaldo has also lectured in more than 40 universities throughout the world, always addressing
issues of great importance for the human being in its search for enlightenment. Mr Franco is no
stranger to media either: Divaldo has done more than 215 interviews to various TV and radio
stations throughout the world and, in Brazil, Divaldo's home country, he has been interviewed more
than 800 times. Divaldo's schedule, as you can see, is always a busy one.
Honors received. Through his life of dedication to others, Divaldo has received many honors. Mr.
Franco has been recognized with 572 honors from around the world. Among these many honors,
some stand out. They are: " The degree of Doctor of Humanities Honoris Causa in Spiritual and
Psychic Sciences from the International College of Psychic and Spiritual Sciences and from the
government of Montreal, Provice of Quebec, Canada; " the "Medaille de Reconnaisance" from the
Humaniste Institute of Paris; " the "Medalha Camara Municipal de Leiria", Portugal; " the
"Medalha da Cidade de Lobito", bestowed by Government of Angola, Africa; " the degree of
Doctor of Parapsychology Honoris Causa from Cyberam University in Illinois; " the degree of Dr
Honoris Causa from the University of Bahia, which was the first time a title of Doctor Honoris
Causa was given to a Spiritist medium; and " the Diploma of the Order of Merit, a distinction
given by degree of the President of Brazil to those who stand out at national level for their
dedication and work in helping fostering the welfare of others.
As a medium, Divaldo has co-authored more than 170 books through pschography - also
known as automatic writing. Of those, approximately 100 have been translated into 15
different languages. More than 217 spiritual writers have authored messages through his
channeling. Mr Franco has also written messages in languages he did not know, such as
German, French, Italian, Castilian, Afrikaans and even backwards English. In fact, he
published "
Hacia Las Estrellas", the first book to have been ever written through automatic
writing in a language other than the medium's own. Perhaps the most impressive fact of Mr
Franco's accomplishments as a medium and writer is that his works have sold an impressive
amount of 7 million copies, and all of its proceeds go into helping maintain
Mansao do
. We could certainly extend his introduction to encompass many more
accomplishments. Instead, please come and meet Divaldo at his outstanding seminar.

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