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The first incidence of Pentecostalism in France was in October 1909, when Michel E. Mast was supported by a church in Sunderland to open a Pentecostal mission in Paris. The First World War forced him to become a chaplain for the army which interrupted the work of his mission. But his efforts were constant until 1935.

A second Pentecostal center was in the region of Le Havre in a restaurant, called “le Ruban Bleu”, which was founded in 1896, not only as a restaurant but also a place of training, a Sunday school, a center of prayer, and a home for miss…

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Antoine, Alexandre, “France”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Conny Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-3807_EGPO_COM_033760>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20191115



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