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a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action

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17) It must also be pointed out that concordats currently negotiated by the Holy See are based upon the 1983 Code of Canon Law for countries belonging primarily to the Latin Rite.
In the aftermath of the Russian Revolution and of the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I, the Vatican used concordats to safeguard the Church's financial and geopolitical interests.
Pacelli encouraged Pius XI to accept Hitler's terms for a German Concordat in 1933.
Concordats as Instruments for Implementing Freedom of Religion *
2) Latin American concordats are particularly important as they implied the very recognition of these states.
In trying to answer this question, this article will first consider the concordat in light of the Second Vatican Council and the new canonical codification and then summarize the data emerging from practice, with special regard to the concordats concluded during the pontificate of John Paul II.
I welcome the recommendation for a review of the concordats, which set out the relationships between the administrations and Defra in view of the acknowledged need to improve communications.
Cardinal Pacelli may have been naive, especially in regard to Germany, but he thought that if the Vatican signed a concordat with the Reich, this would give the church legal grounds on which to combat totalitarianism.
In line with the Concordats signed with the Catholic Church and in an effort to define their rights and privileges within a legal framework, agreements have been signed with the following religious communities: the Serbian Orthodox Church and Islamic Community (December 2002); the Evangelical Church, Reformed Christian Church, Pentecostal Church, Union of Pentecostal Churches of Christ, Christian Adventist Church, Union of Baptist Churches, Church of God, Church of Christ, and the Reformed Movement of Seventh-Day Adventists (July 2003); and the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, Macedonian Orthodox Church, and Croatian Old Catholic Church (October 2003).
This analysis, focused on three Vatican concordats and the effect that they had on the European political stag(.
This comparative analysis of the much-disputed Concordats signed by the Vatican with three European dictators of recent history provides a scholarly account of what now seems to many observers to have been unsavory deals.
These chapters also provide details on the Concordats and Cabinet Office Devolution Guidance Notes and on the first meetings of the Joint Ministerial Committee on Devolution and the British-Irish Council.
The code endowed the pope with the sole right to appoint bishops, but the new rule could not be implemented unless some major concordats were renegotiated.
Concordats governing the relationships between the Scottish Executive and the UK government were agreed last week.