Kościół i Prawo 2 (15) 2013: 101-113

Anticlerical legislation in Spain at the beginning of 30s of the 20th century


Grzegorz Szubtarski


doktorant, Katedra Chrystologii Fundamentalnej, Instytut Teologii Fundamentalnej KUL, Wydział Teologii, Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II

Al. Racławickie 14, 20-950 Lublin, Poland

e-mail: gszubtarski@op.pl


The article shows the problem of reducing Church influence in Spain at the beginning of 30S of the 20th century by passing a law against the Church.

A good relationship was presented between Spain and the Holy See in 20th century, which brought about the signing of two concordats. Catholic religion was recognised as the main religion of the Spanish nation.

Further is showed a change in this situation at the beginning of the 20th century and an increasing dislike to the Catholic Church among the Spanish nation which was considered to be closer to the authority than the ordinary people.

It is also presented the anticlerical legislation of liberal politicians in 1931-1933. There is attention paid to the Constitution from 1931 which initiated a number of reforms against the Church. At the end there was an outlined relationship between the state and the Church after the civil war in Spain and negative consequences of anticlerical legislation of 30S which had an effect in perception of the Catholic Church in the Spanish community in following years.

Słowa kluczowe: Kościół, Hiszpania, antyklerykalizm, ustawodawstwo antykościelne


Key words: Church, Spain, anti-clericalism, anticlerical legislation

Autor: Magdalena Sawa
Ostatnia aktualizacja: 04.02.2015, godz. 08:27 - Mirosław Sitarz