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Lima, Provincial Councils
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During the colonial period in Peru (1532–1821) six major provincial councils, which affected the church in all of Spanish America south of New Spain, were held in Lima. The first (1551–1552), convoked by Archbishop Gerónimo de Loayza, issued many decrees concerning the pastoral care of the Indians, but was poorly attended. A second council (1567–1568), also under Loayza's leadership, incorporated the decrees of the Council of Trent into South American church legislation. By far th…

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Klaiber, Jeffrey, “Lima, Provincial Councils”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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