Sacred Scandal

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SEASON 2: La Luz del Mundo

Sacred Scandal, named one of Podtrac’s Best New Podcasts of 2022, embarks on its second season, focusing on Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo (Light of the World). It tells the story of Naasón Joaquín García, a self-proclaimed apostle, who is currently behind bars after pleading guilty in June 2022 of sexually abusing girls from his congregation. Naasón is currently serving a nearly 17-year sentence, but maintains his innocence.

Host and investigative journalist Roberta Garza explores Naasón's control over a multitude of devotees, some of whom now describe their experiences in the church as "pure evil." In this true-crime series, survivors share stories about this powerful religious leader and the alleged sexual abuse that followed, many relating to minors.



Two decades ago on a calm, dark Miami night, a nun was stabbed nearly 100 times on the grounds of a prestigious private academy and monastery, by student Mykhaylo Kofel. As investigators started asking questions around this Byzantine Catholic School and the gruesome murder, they found more than just her killer. In a search for answers that stretches into some of the most remote villages of Eastern Europe, they uncovered allegations of sexual abuse, secret letters to the Vatican and other mysteries of faith. Sacred Scandal unravels the fuller picture that came to light in the wake of this crime. Led by a former student, told by those who lived through the aftermath, and Kofel himself, the show pieces together a complicated narrative that, twenty years later, still has those closest to it questioning what they truly believe… including a man who’s spent half his life in prison for the crime: “It’s so unbelievable. It definitely wasn’t me. I’m not a killer. No way. That’s not me.” — Mykhaylo Kofel, 2021




Episode Date
La Luz Del Mundo: Finding The Force Within
Aug 10, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: A Deal With The Devil
Aug 03, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: The Jane Does
Jul 27, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: The Life and Death of Karem Leon
Jul 20, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: Show Me The Money
Jul 13, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: The Groomers Handbook
Jul 06, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: The Vestals
Jun 29, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: Silence of the Lamb
Jun 22, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: The Apostle's Obsession
Jun 15, 2023
La Luz Del Mundo: The Election
Jun 08, 2023
La Luz del Mundo: Left for Dead
Jun 01, 2023
La Luz del Mundo: The Fall of The Apostle
May 25, 2023
Introducing: Sacred Scandal: La Luz del Mundo
May 18, 2023
Introducing: Shoot the Messenger
Feb 08, 2023
Mar 14, 2022
A Scapegoat
Mar 07, 2022
The Monastery on the Mountain
Feb 28, 2022
On Transcarpathian Time
Feb 21, 2022
The Time of Troubles
Feb 14, 2022
The House of Mirrors
Feb 07, 2022
A New Investigation
Jan 31, 2022
The Boy from Verkhovyna-Bystra pt. 2
Jan 24, 2022
The Boy from Verkhovyna-Bystra pt. 1
Jan 17, 2022
The Confessional
Jan 03, 2022
The School on Sunset
Dec 27, 2021
A Murder at Holy Cross
Dec 20, 2021
Introducing: Sacred Scandal
Nov 29, 2021