Fee for confession?
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The tenth of the Laws of Burgos, promulgated in 1512, states: "The Indian shall make confession without being charged a fee."

Did one have to pay a fee for confession? If so, when did this abuse arise, and was it widespread?
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(08-02-2009, 09:14 AM)veritatem_dilexisti Wrote: The tenth of the Laws of Burgos, promulgated in 1512, states: "The Indian shall make confession without being charged a fee."

Did one have to pay a fee for confession? If so, when did this abuse arise, and was it widespread?

I believe it arose out of local authorities in New Spain, as well in the Portuguese New World colonies, abusing their power and taking advantage of being so far from the home country. Portuguese supposedly continued this behavior even after the Spanish came out the the Laws of Burgos. 
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