Concordat


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Concordat

A treaty between the Holy See (or the Vatican) and a secular state. Historically, these treaties were used to secure the privileges of the Roman Catholic Church within a state, but frequently also gave the state a role in Church matters, as in the nomination or deposition of bishops. Since the Second Vatican Council (which ended in 1965), however, concordats generally have been concerned with matters like the promotion of Catholic education, especially through the use of state funding.
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We are proud to play a part in driving the concordat forward at a local level.
17) It must also be pointed out that concordats currently negotiated by the Holy See are based upon the 1983 Code of Canon Law for countries belonging primarily to the Latin Rite.
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In addition to the Concordat, over 40 employers from many engineering disciplines have joined the Royal Academy of Engineering's Diversity Leadership Group.
Given the disastrous results of official papal condemnations of national rulers when last issued in the late 16th century, in 1933 a concordat rather than a papal denunciation seemed to Pius XI and Cardinal Pacelli a wiser course with Germany's new leader.
The concordat allowed the faithful to make donations to the Church, after a period when this civil right, after the Revolution, had been canceled.
Being not possible to deepen these issues here, I would focus my thoughts to the Twentieth Century and the beginning of our Century to highlight a particular trend: the purification of the concordat from <<exchange of privileges>> to <<pact of liberty>>.
A concordat is a pact, a bilateral international agreement between the Vatican and another state, aiming at solving the problems that both parties are interested in.
The spokesman added: "We had every reason to believe the policy could be delivered through the concordat.
Is there something deeper to this, namely that, after the Second World War and especially after the Second Vatican Council, the concordat may have become an obsolete instrument in regulating the relationships between Church and state?
Hitler had urgent reasons: he wanted to avoid another Kulturkampf; Pacelli, who had pursued such a concordat since 1917 unsuccessfully, wanted the 1917 Code of Canon Law, the modernizing instrument of Church centralization, imposed on Germany--a rich, educated, and recalcitrant local Church.