RIP David Bawden, aka Pope Michael

An innocuous obit.

Full article here.

His Wikipedia page says:

He stated in 2009 that he had approximately 30 "solid followers".[2] In 1990 Bawden was elected pope by a group of six laypeople, including himself and his parents, who had come to believe that the Catholic Church had apostatized from the Catholic faith since Vatican II, and that there had been no legitimate popes elected since the death of Pope Pius XII in 1958.[3] In 2011, he was ordained a priest and consecrated a bishop by an Independent Catholic bishop

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 04, 2022
     Category: Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Religion | North America

Reminds me of Johnny Carson telling about a guy who put his bed next to a window, and when he rolled in his sleep, he ended up outside, tangled in his sheets. In his walk around to the back door, he picked up seven followers.
Posted by Phideaux on 08/04/22 at 11:57 AM
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