Vatican divorces from Italian law[/url]
With effect from New Year's Day, the Pope has decided that the Vatican will no longer automatically adopt laws passed by the Italian parliament. ...
Under the Lateran treaties signed exactly 80 years ago between Italy and the Pope, and the Italian Parliamentary system, Italian laws were applied automatically....
The Vatican has also decided to scrutinise international treaties before deciding whether or not to adhere to them.
It has recently refused to approve a United Nations declaration decriminalising homosexuality....
Some legal observers believe that the Vatican is simply trying to assert its legal independence in cases involving for example, civil unions, divorce, living wills, or euthanasia.
If Italy were to legalise same sex marriages or euthanasia, for example, the Vatican would now be able to refuse to recognise that.
It's very interesting that the Popes and their minions had no trouble abiding by the Lateran treaties throughout the entire Mussolini Fascist era
It is long past time for this anti-human institution to be wound up.