The Waldensian movement was started partly in response to the schisms that had consumed the Catholic church in the 12th century and advocated a return to the vows of poverty and preaching of the Gospel as advocated by Jesus and his disciples in the New Testament.THE WALDENSES: From the Catholic Church to Heresy to Protestantism? — Christian Publishing House Blog
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