Oficios Divinos (DCH) (Divine Offices (DCH))

No. 2020-07

The prayer of divine offices was one of the proper obligations of clergy, religious and beneficiaries. Canonists of the early modern times dealt with this obligation, its dispensation, its exceptional cases, as well as restitution in the case of beneficiaries. Although they were originally used to attract the Indians to the faith, towards the end of the 16th century, the Indians were relegated to mere spectators.

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