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Title: Decreto orgánico del diezmo en la arquidiócesis de Santa Fé de Bogotá
Creator: Arbeláez, Vicente
Publication Info: [Bogotá] : Imprenta Metropolitana, 1871.
Physical Details: 1-11 p. ; 23.5 x 16 cm
Physical Condition: Frail: wrapper nearly loose, some pages worn, but all legible.

Summary: The decree outlined parishioners’ monetary obligations to the church. It explains the differences between contributions that are the products of land (for example, cattle) and “personal” monetary contributions coming from the work or trade of the parishioner. These recommendations aimed to prevent future economic deficits in the Santa Fé de Bogotá archdioceses.
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: Decree establishing tithes in the Bogotá archdioceses, detailing how and by whom it was to be collected. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Tithes -- Colombia
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Finance
Church and state -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- History -- 19th century

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00911
Record Number: 123
Islandora ID: islandora:9920