High priest James Altman is known for his iconic style and penchant for taking on controversial subjects.
His latest venture is the cult-like group Priesthoods, which he founded in 2007.
Altman says that the Priesthood is not a religion and has no place in the Church.
The group has been described as an organisation of people who “have no connection to God, to the Church, or to any religious tradition”.
He claims that Priesthood was created to help people to live a “spiritual life” by allowing them to “experience and connect to God through a priestly form of ministry”.
However, some believe that the priestly role is a farce, and some have questioned whether Altman’s organisation has any real spiritual significance.
The BBC has spoken to some priests who have called the group a “cult”, and one has accused the group of being run by a cult leader.
Altmans cult has been criticised for using his wealth and power to preach and instigate people.
“It is really a cult,” the Rev Charles Tinsley, the Archbishop of York, told the BBC.
“I can understand that they’re doing it.
I think that there are some people who are actually looking for a cult, and I can understand why they would be.”
Altman has been accused of being a cult member and for being part of the “Bourbon Society”, which is a group of Catholic clergy who work to promote alcohol and drugs in the country.
“If you’re not a member of the Church of England, you’re in the wrong church,” Altman told the Independent.
“They’re the church of the Devil.”
Altmans group is funded by the US billionaire, hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist, Kenneth Griffin.
Altmann has also been linked to other controversial organisations including the Cult of the Red Death, a group that worships a cannibalistic devil known as “The Butcher” and the Satanic Temple, which is said to hold that all religions are Satanic.
The Cult of Satan, which Altman founded, has been linked with the US cult leader who killed his brother.
Alt Man has also previously criticised Pope Francis, and said that he is “not a real Christian”.
In August this year, Altman announced that he was forming a “priesthood” organisation to help other religious orders, including the Catholic order of the Knights of Columbus.
The Catholic order is now under investigation after reports that members were taking part in the rituals of the Order of Malta.
Altmer, who has a history of controversy, has not responded to the BBC’s request for comment.
In September, the BBC revealed that Altman was making the rounds of American media in order to promote his group.
Altamaier told the news agency that the group was a “non-profit organisation”.
“We have not made any money out of it,” he said.
Alt man has previously criticised US President Donald Trump, saying he has “taken on the world”.
“It’s like taking on a lot of enemies at once, all at once,” Altmer said.
“So it’s good that he’s taken on all of the enemies at the same time, so we don’t get into trouble with each other.”
The Pope Francis in Rome In December, Pope Francis visited Altman in Rome.
He reportedly spent more than two hours speaking to Altman, and also visited a monastery where Altman had built a temple.
The pontiff reportedly said that the religious orders of the world were “in crisis”, and asked Altman if he could help the situation.
Altamers group was also criticised by Pope Francis for being funded by a US billionaire.
The Vatican has previously said that Altmans actions are “destructive” and that he should be removed from the Church because of his “dangerous behaviour”.
Altman said in an interview with the Independent that he had been “counseled” by Pope Benedict, and that the Pope had said that it was “wrong for priests to promote a cult”.