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Christian Assemblies in Argentina
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One of the earliest Pentecostal movements in Argentina, the Italian-Argentine Christian Assemblies (Asambleas Cristianas, AC) comprise several denominations and church networks.

The Pentecostalism among Italians in Argentina had two foundations. The first took place in 1909, when, Lucia Menna, Louis Francescon, and Giacomo Lombardi arrived in Buenos Aires. The country had one of the largest Italian migrant communities of the time. Family ties and believing in a divine revelation drew the Chicago missionaries to spread their message to their co-nationals. The missionaries wen…

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Marcondes Alves, Leonardo, “Christian Assemblies in Argentina”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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