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Italy grants legal recognition to Orthodox, Pentecostals, Mormons

September 19, 2012

Italy’s government has conferred official recognition for the first time upon Orthodox, Pentecostal, and Mormon churches, responding to a lobbying effort than began in the 1990s.

There are an estimated 1.4 million Orthodox in Italy, and that number is rapidly growing with the influx of migrants from eastern Europe. There are about 500,000 Pentecostals and 25,000 Mormons.


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