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The Obama-Pope meeting: Elements of ecclesiastical law, Volume 1

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posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 04:55 AM
Not that other Presidents have visited with the Pope, , but to the point,
There is much turmoil in the world, and here in America.
Do you ever wonder if the Pope may have a reason to meet Obama in the Vatican City?

In Sebastian Bach Smith's Elements of ecclesiastical law, Volume 1 (PDF Version Link Here)
and on Pages 53-55,

Pg. 53

On National Canon Law. 53

the Holy See and civil governments, may be annulled by
the Pope. There can be no doubt that the Holy See is
bound, as a general rule, to observe these agreements.
15 We say, as a general rule ; for it is commonly held by canonists
that the Pontiff may recede from concordats when there are
just reasons for so 16
doing. In fact, it is controverted whether concordats are contracts proper or mere privileges.
Again, it seems to be commonly admitted that in all agree
ments entered into by the 17 Sov. Pontiff this condition is
understood : Nisi aliud exigat causa gravis et extraordinaria
propter bonum commune ecclesiae.

[edit on 10-7-2009 by imd12c4funn]

[edit on 10-7-2009 by imd12c4funn]

Mod Edit: Quote trimmed. To see full context, please click on the link provided above.

[edit on 7/10/2009 by junglejake]

posted on Jul, 10 2009 @ 11:37 AM
Instead of large quotes from an outside source, can you offer your thoughts and opinions on Church in the U.S. and the Presidents visit to the Vatican?


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