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Francescon, Louis
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As a pioneer in the Italian Pentecostal movement, Louis Francescon’s (1866–1964) mission has transcended ethnic and national boundaries. Today, several denominations and local churches, especially the Christian Congregation in Brazil, the Assemblies of God in Italy, the International Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, the Christian Assemblies in Argentina, and the Canadian Assemblies of God trace their origins to his activities.

His parents Pietro and Maria Lovisa Francescon were peasants from Cavasso Nuovo, a village in the hesitant borderlands of Ita…

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Marcondes Alves, Leonardo, “Francescon, Louis”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 24 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20201204

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