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Latin American Councils
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1. Colonial Period

1.1. Significance

Soon after their arrival in Latin America in the 15th century, missionaries from Europe met together to seek common answers to their problems. Thus some ten juntas (i.e., high-level meetings) took place in Mexico that one might call forerunners of the Latin American councils. Technically, councils involve the participation of several bishops. The Latin American councils dealt with the introduction of Indians to the Christian faith, the administration of the sacraments

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Henkel, Willi and Dussel, Enrique, “Latin American Councils”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 25 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_L104>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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