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Los-von-Rom-Bewegung (Free-from-Rome Movement)
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[German Version]

The Los-von-Rom-Bewegung was a movement within the Habsburg territories between 1897 and 1918 that encouraged people to leave the Catholic Church and to join the Protestant and Old Catholic Churches (Old Catholics). Its primary goals were to Protestantize Austrian Catholics and incorporate the German-speaking regions of Austria into the German Empire. It was triggered by a decree of Prime Minister Kasimir Felix Badeni recognizing Czech as an administrative language in Bohemia and M…

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Landersdorfer, Anton, “Los-von-Rom-Bewegung (Free-from-Rome Movement)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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