Why the Holy See must have sovereignty over some territory
Catholic World News - February 17, 2012
Irish columnist David Quinn reviews the reason why it is crucial for the Holy See to enjoy sovereign status, even over a tiny political entity like the Vatican city-state. Otherwise, he explains, a national government would have power to wield over the Church's decisions.
The reason why the Church needs immunity from political pressure should be familiar to anyone following current American political debates.
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