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Italy is a country with a large Catholic majority, even if the religious landscape is slowly changing due to the migratory flows affecting the peninsula. The situation of the relative monopoly of Catholicism is challenged by the levels of religious diversity that affect about 10 percent of the population. Although the presence of charismatic and Pentecostal churches marginally touches the Italian religious landscape, there are pastors who follow the flow of migrants from sub-Saharan Africa in the peninsula, which f…

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Giordan, Giuseppe, “Italy”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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