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Religious order. The ‘Clerks Regular of the Divine Providence’ were founded in Rome in 1524 by St Cajetan and Gian Pietro Carafa (Bp. of Chieti, or ‘Theate’; later Paul IV). The Order aimed at the reform of the Church from within; it played an important part in the Counter-Reformation, having spread to Spain and Central Europe.

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