PAPAL STATE: Concordat?

At Rome the swashbuckling soldiers of Pope Pius IV were savagely attacked and soundly defeated by troops of King Vittorio Emanuele I. Momentous, this defeat was suffered in 1870. Ever since the Papacy has been without temporal power, the Pope has remained "The Prisoner of the Vatican." Last week there were signs, however, that the old feud between Church and State is soon to be composed. Today the numeral of Pope Pius is not IX but XI, and that of King Vittorio Emanuele is not I...

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