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I completely agree that the Vatican should not be a state. The problem is that a small section of Rome is afforded the rights under international law of a sovereign state while it is really nothing but the worold headquarters of a church.

Protest the fact that the UK recognizes the Vatican City and has an embassy and ambassador specifically for this sngle religion. Without this the Pope would not be a head of state and this would not be a Sate visit at all.

I do not believe it is entirely up to Italy to change the status of the Vatican at all. The international community need not recognize it whatever the Italians wish to do.

Mon, 01 Feb 2010 19:06:00 UTC | #437617