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Legion of Mary
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The Maria Legio Church of Kenya, also known as Legio Maria) is one of the largest African Instituted Churches (AICs) to have broken away from the Roman Catholic Church. Its base is in western Kenya, but it extends to the neighboring districts of Tanzania. The majority of adherents belong to the Luo people, but the Church understands itself to be a multi-ethnic community and includes adherents from the Kisii and Luyia peoples. It has parishes in urban areas, including the Kenyan capital…

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Ward, Kevin, “Legion of Mary”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_13582>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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