Pages from History: 20-26 June, 1599: Synod of Diamper (Udayamperoor)

20-26 June, 1599: Synod of Diamper (Udayamperoor) was held under the president ship of Aleixo de  Menezes,  (25 January 1559 – 3 May 1617)    the then Archbishop of Goa. One of the decrees of the synod about marriage reads as follows “No man shall be married hereafter, until he has attained the age of fourteen years at least, nor any woman before she is fully twelve.”

Archbisho Aleixo de Menezes (http://www.ibiblio.org)

Archbishop Aleixo de Menezes (http://www.ibiblio.org)

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