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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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The concordat of July 1933 and the Vatican's subsequent response to Nazism emerged from its historical experience.
16) The Concordat is a legal agreement between the Roman seat and a country where the confession is Roman-Catholic.
During the Fascist Age, in 1929, the Concordat provides important--albeit limited--areas of freedom for the Church and for the individual which would otherwise not exist, and the two entities, Church and State, seem jealous of their own sovereignty.
In trying to answer this question, this article will first consider the concordat in light of the Second Vatican Council and the new canonical codification and then summarize the data emerging from practice, with special regard to the concordats concluded during the pontificate of John Paul II.
The greatest absence in Professor Spicer's study, however, is that of Monsignor Ludwig Kaas, head of the Catholic Center Party at the time of the concordat negotiations.
If this is given proper endorsement by the public sector, there is no reason why we cannot then ask the private sector to sign up to the concordat.
Otherwise, folk will have every right to conclude that the concordat sceptics are absolutely right.
Other organisations signing the concordat include the British Chambers of Commerce, BT, Transport for London, RAC Foundation, Association for Commuter Transport, Scope, Technology Means Business, and Henley Management.
The concordat recognized for the first time the juridical personality of the Portuguese Episcopal Conference.
The Formula's statements, however, were addressed to a situation in which secular authorities were imposing certain church usages on the church, whereas in the Concordat the ELCA's Churchwide Assembly made a legislative decision on behalf of their fellow members.
A foreign policy coup: the Concordat of 1933 between Nazi Germany and the Vatican.

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