Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online

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Pentecostalism in Romania is a dynamically growing religious movement. The first community of the movement was founded in Păuliş (Arad county) with a handful of members in 1922 by a returnee Romanian who converted in America. During the past century Pentecostalism has developed into a home-grown movement within Romania with significant international connections.

The most recent population census (2011) registered 367,938 Pentecostals in the country. Today Pentecostals make up about 2 percent of the total population of Romania. The church is legally re…

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Fosztó, László, “Romania”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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