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Title: Alocución que su santidad Pio IX dirige a los obispos y demás fieles del mundo Católico
Creator: Pius IX, Pope, 1792-1878
Publication Info: Bogotá : Imprenta de Torres-Amaya, 1877.
Physical Details: 18 p. ; 22 4/10 x 15 5/10
Physical Condition: Wrappers dust-stained interior pages are fair, however.

Summary: This pamphlet is a translation of Pope IX’s discourse to the Cardinal’s College in the Vatican in 1877, in which the Pope protests the measures of liberal governments against the Catholic Church and its property throughout the world.
Historical Notes: The Catholic Church experienced dramatic changes after Colombia’s Independence in 1819, particularly under Liberal governments. The economic measures that the state imposed on the Catholic Church were drastic when compared to the privileges they enjoyed under the Spanish Crown government, under which they were allowed to accumulate capital and property without restrictions. Some of the changes that the Liberal governments imposed on the Catholic Church included the expropriation of Church assets by the state and the suspension of the laws that obliged people to pay tribute to the Church. As a result of these changes the clergy had to devise new mechanisms to provide a stream of income from their parishioners adequate for church maintenance and priests’ salaries. Díaz Díaz, Fernando 1982 Estado, Iglesia y Desamortización. In Manual de Historia de Colombia. J.G. Cobo Borda and S. Mutis Durán, eds. Pp. 413-465. Bogotá: Procultura.
Donor Notes: Address by Pius IX to the faithful defending the church against liberalism. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Church property
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Doctrines -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00227
Record Number: 268
Islandora ID: islandora:5185