Originally posted by adjensen
To avoid looking like a dupe, it's usually a good idea to look at the source of an article before posting.
A press release from "The International Tribunal into Crimes of Church and State" is not a credible source for anything related to Church, State, or
Not to mention the article overlooks the fact that the Vatican is a nation state and not just a religious organization. The Vatican has embassies
around the globe like every other sovereign nation, and their Ambassadors are referred to as Papal Nuncios and they have diplomatic immunity like any
other diplomat. Their Embassies are inviolable just like all other embassies.
The Vatican itself in Rome is a seperate entity from Italy and is also inviolable. They can issue an arrest warrant all they want, however the fact
remains that it will never be served unless the European country is going to commit an act of war against Italy and then the Vatican in order to reach
In addition to being head of the Catholic Church, the Pope is also the head of the nation state of the Vatican.
With this being saidk like the poster I quoted above, I think the source is dubious and without merit. This might as well have come from the desk of
edit on 13-2-2013 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)