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Papal States   /pˈeɪpəl steɪts/   Listen
Papal States

The temporal dominions belonging to the pope (especially in central Italy).

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"Papal States" Quotes from Famous Books

... carry on a civil government on ecclesiastical principles. He loved his people, and, personally and generally, was beloved by them; but the progress of liberalism and democracy had driven out of the Papal States, or into a mute and inflexible opposition, all the most active and potent intellects amongst them, and the clergy without them could not administer the government; so that, wishing to do good to his subjects, he could not improve their political condition ...
— The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I • Stillman, William James

Words linked to "Papal States" :   Italian Republic, district, Italy, Italia, dominion, territorial dominion, territory

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