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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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In order to answer, I would preliminarily clarify that Concordats are international treaties between two entities, the State and the Catholic Church, both sovereign in their own domain respectively, the temporal and the spiritual one.
The concordat between the Holy See and Romania is a legal document accessible to anyone wishing to read it.
Did the Second Vatican Council End the Era of Concordats?
Similarly, school participation dropped from 100 to 60 percent in an internationally supported government education and prevention program on HIV/AIDS after the Croatian Conference of Bishops (HBK) and Catholic associations protested in January that the program, a small part of which covers the use of condoms, was "unacceptable" and "against Christian ethics." In late 2003 Caritas, the largest Catholic Church charity in the country, campaigned for legislation based on the church/state concordats that would ban most retail stores from opening on Sundays.
The appendix, which includes the texts of the three concordats, is also a useful addition that simultaneously reinforces Stehlin's own conclusion that, especially since Vatican II, modern popes have ceased depending so exclusively on political documents and have begun relying more on pastoral initiatives to engage the cultures of their world.
Pius XI thought the Concordat would bring God back to Italy.
Kaas later admitted that a deal was in the making in which the Center Party would vote for the Enabling Act, an act of political suicide that ended democratic opposition to Hitler in exchange for the government's agreement to negotiate a Reich concordat.
Scottish Conservative leader David McLetchie was angry that journalists knew of the concordats before the Parliament.
The SNP's Social Security spokesman Alex Neil said the concordats gave too much influence to Westminster at the expense of the Scottish Parliament.
Stories emanating from inside the Labour Party suggest that John Reid is set on clawing back for Westminster some of the power that Donald Dewar liberated from Whitehall by way of clever drafting of the famous Concordats, none of which have yet been seen by the MSPs.
All the same, the Vatican has recently been exploiting and reinforcing its residual influence throughout Europe to make concordats, formal agreements between the pope and a government for the regulation of church affairs, with as many countries as it can persuade.
Mr Andrews said that in practice many of these issues were dealt with through the non-binding concordats between the Assembly and the relevant Whitehall departments, but it was the intention of the Government of Wales Bill that these should be underpinned.