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The arrival of the first Pentecostal witness to Argentina occurred on 9 October 1909, when Louis Francescon, Giacomo Lombardi, and Lucía Menna arrived at the port of Buenos Aires from Chicago. Louis Francescon had founded the First Italian Presbyterian Church in Chicago. He had received the baptism in the Holy Spirit in the church of W.H. Durham and moved by a deep sense of mission to the Italian people went to Buenos Aires and contacted some families, but beyond some charismatic experiences, this first group was not significant. Five months later, o…

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Saracco, Norberto, “Argentina”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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