Paula White, Benny Hinn hand-in-hand in Rome

Two TV preachers who have been the focus of U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley’s televangelism inquiry were photographed together in Rome, holding hands as they walked through the eternal city.

One, Benny Hinn, is undergoing a divorce from his wife. The other, Paula White, recently divorced her husband.

The picture and a write up is in the latest issue of the National Enquirer.

White and Hinn have admitted that they met up in Rome. But they say they were both there, coincidentally, on business, and that nothing inappropriate happened.

Both preachers have issued statements with remarkably similar wording.

Hinn’s statement is titled:

Pastor Benny Responds to False and Misleading News Reports

White’s statement is titled:

PASTOR PAULA RESPONDS TO FALSE AND MISLEADING ARTICLE

Updated: July 26, 2010 — 10:30 am

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  1. I work in marketing/PR, and it appears these statements were written by the same person and altered to meet the needs of both ministers. For example: They both claim to have been in Italy to meet with Vatican officials, and yet, Hinn says White was “likewise invited to have meetings in the region.” I find it hard to believe that he didn’t know she too was meeting with the Vatican. Plus – why were they both meeting with the Vatican? Having attended a Word of Faith church for 9 years before excusing myself, I have found these ministers have an aversion to the Catholic Church.

  2. Benny Hinn’s statement says, quote ” was invited by Vatican officials to visit the Vatican to discuss future ministry opportunities there. Paula was likewise invited to have meetings in the region,”

    But Pastor Paula White was on VACATION from July 10, 201- to July 17, 2010 according to Shirley Kofee the MC of Without Walls International Church on Grady Avenue, Tampa, Florida, Pastor Paula’s OWN church.

    Shirley and her husband Bill announce in BOTH the 9a. and 11am services that Pastor Paula was on VACATION and would NOT be in the church from July 11, 2010 to July 18, 2010.

    The ENTIRE congregation AND the internet watchers heard this clearly.

    So WHO is lying? Was Paula on vacation as her OWN church staff announced to her loyal congregation that she fleeces, or are Benny Hinn and Paula White lying about her trip to Italy being for MEETINGS with the Vatican?

  3. It is the same copy writer, earlier of this year White and Hinn were using different pr firms. As best I’m able to find:

    White used ARL Marketing & Public Relations as late as March.

    Benny Hinn used Christian-PR Group in February.

    Anyone have better info than this?

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