PAPAL STATE: Super-National

"The small pontifical State," observed Osservatore Romano (Papal daily) last week, "is already supernational, free, independent and neutral by its own nature, and not by virtue of accords among other powers. . . . The Holy Father will know well how to defend the Church's liberty in the new order of things."

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