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Discussion 3 to Meditation 1028
Lateran Pacts & Immunity

by: JT

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February 11, the day on which the Pope publicly announced his decision to resign also happened to be the anniversary of the date on which Mussolini signed the Lateran Pact between Italy and the Vatican.

I mention this pact to emphasize the silliness of the claim by ITCCS that the Pope was planning on seeking "protection and immunity from prosecution" from the President of Italy.

Benedict will be retaining Vatican citizenship and residency in retirement. That simple fact is in itself sufficient to provide him immunity under the provisions of the Lateran Pacts while he is in the Vatican and if he travels within Italy as a Vatican citizen.

Benedict XVI does not have to go to anyone in the Italian government begging for immunity. Mussolini already gave it to him 84 years ago, a couple of months before the little Ratzinger's second birthday.