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The nationalisation of clerical properties

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In 1859 Benito Juárez transferred his government to Veracruz, There, on 12 July 1859, he published his decree on the nationalisiation of the properties of the Church, which complemented Miguel Lerdo de Tejada's previous law on the confiscation of the assets of the Church, but with an important change: the goods no longer passed into the hands of the rentiers, but to the state . The next day he issued regulations for enacting this decree.