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  •  Just because Mussolini said so? (0+ / 0-)

    Why should we care what he did to buy off the Church?

    Americans can make our country better.

    by freelunch on Fri Nov 29, 2013 at 05:59:55 PM PST

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    •  That and the Lateran Treaty... (2+ / 0-)
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      OllieGarkey, elwior

      ...which actually confirmed what had been Church sovereignty over a very tiny area.  Before Italian unification there were the Papal States across the central belt of Italy.  Through the Middle Ages, kingdoms were only as sovereign as the Pope let them be.  The Vatican is internationally recognized as an independent country.

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