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Cum adolescentium aetas
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The decree Cum adolescentium aetas of the Council of Trent (1545-1563) is also called the decree on seminaries. It was among the last of the conciliar decisions, not reached until the third period of the council (1562/1563; session XXIII, canon 18)  [1. 750–753]. In light of the complaints about the bishops’ lack of diligence in the selection of secular clergy, many of whom were uneducated, of dubious character, or simply too young, the decree mandated that the trainin…

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Asche, Matthias, “Cum adolescentium aetas”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 30 January 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027415>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170206

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