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  • n. the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state


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  • Of these agreements the Lateran Treaty proper restored the temporal power of the pope, who was to rule over Vatican City, a small section of Rome (108.7 acres) around St. Peter's and the Vatican, in full sovereignty.

    1929, Feb. 11

  • The international position of the Holy See was clarified by the Lateran Treaty in 1929.

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  • In 1929, the Lateran Treaty was signed, with Italy recognizing the independence and sovereignty of Vatican City. - News

  • To put people in prison for what they think is reminiscent of a time when those who thought differently had castor oil poured down their throats "- a reference to the Fascist era, when the Lateran Treaty was enacted.



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