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Title: Acuerdos de la junta general de fábrica de la catedral
Creator: A. Vicente
Publication Info: Bogotá : Unknown, 1872.
Physical Details: 16 p. ; 21 2/10 x 15 2/10 cms.
Physical Condition: Frail: torn on bottom and stained both wrappers and most pages, but legible.

Summary: This document is a proposal outlining how to collect and manage tithes as the principal source of income for the maintenance of the Bogotá Cathedral. At the behest of Archbishop Arbeláez, Ignacio Gutiérrez, Miguel Chiari, and José María Rubio propose that parishioners be divided into three lists according to their economic status, and suggest the amount for an annual tithe for each group. The document includes the names of the parishioners of the Cathedral in 1872.
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: The management of Bogotá Cathedral finances, and detailed list of the 550 rate-payers of the Cathedral parish, who are named. - J.L.H.

Subject(s): Catedral de Bogotá
Tithes -- Colombia -- Bogotá
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Finance
Catholic Church -- Colombia -- Bogotá

Type: Pamphlet
Language: Spanish
Format: JPG
PDF - Color
Donor: Helguera, J. León
Collection: Helguera, J. León Collection
Institution: Vanderbilt University
Accession Number: P00707
Record Number: 92
Islandora ID: islandora:4051