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1Armenian. A community of Armenian monks who fled from their country in 1296 and settled in 1307 at Genoa, where a church dedicated to St Bartholomew was built for them. They were suppressed in 1650.

2German. A congregation of secular priests founded in 1640 to revive the morals and discipline of clergy and laity after the decline due to the Thirty Years War. They lived in community without vows. They survived until the secularization of the German ecclesiastical states in 1803.

Subjects: Christianity.

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