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Indebted Church lost charitable status after tax probe

The Victory Christian Fellowship has been stripped of its charitable status following a probe by the Revenue Commissioners.

15th June, 2013
Brendan and Sheila Hade and Gerry Byrne of the Victory Christian Fellowship Church. Photo: CourtPix

The Victory Christian Fellowship, the non-denominational Church locked in a court battle over €18 million in debts, has been stripped of its charitable status following a probe by the Revenue Commissioners.

With the High Court ordering the Church to hand over three properties to bank-appointed receivers by tomorrow, it has emerged that the tax authority is investigating whether pastors and trustees Gerry Byrne, Sheila Hade and Brendan Hade broke charity trust rules by running commercial...

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