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DR Congo
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Before independence in 1960 the Congo Protestant Council (Conseil Protestant du Congo, CPC) was instituted as an advisory body for Protestant missionary agencies representing them to the predominantly Catholic Belgian colonial government. All Protestant churches, even Pentecostals, had to register by law. Church-names were standardised to Communautés (communities) and numbered to be identifiable. With 1970 CPC had to change its name to Church of Christ in the Congo (Eglise du Christ au Congo, ECC). This is the union of 64 largely independent Protestant churches or de…

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Fischer, Moritz, “DR Congo”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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