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O'Mahony, Anthony (2010) The Italian-Albanian Church: a study in modern history and contemporary ecclesial context. One in Christ, 44 (1), pp. 113-132. [Journal Article]

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    Abstract

    In Southern Italy and Sicily a strong Eastern Christian and Greek influence was evident for many centuries. Its significant decline was reversed with the arrival of two large groups of Latin and Orthodox Christian Albanian immigrants, fleeing their country following the Ottoman conquest. These Albanian Christians settled into a distinctive ecclesial relationship with the papacy, which favoured them retaining their Byzantine theological and liturgical culture. Today, after four centuries, there are three Greek-­‐Byzantine Catholic ecclesial groupings, making a unique contribution to the Eastern Catholic presence in contemporary Italy and Europe: the dioceses of Lungro and of Piana degli Albanesi, and the monastery of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: One in Christ
    Additional Information: Full-text freely available online
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 16:29
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 16:29
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2516

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