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Recherche sur la souveraineté du Vatican

Abstract : The uniqueness of the Vatican State is undeniable for the Holy See sovereignty in international law. A comprehensive constitutional law study of the power functions, the legal system, and the territory administration allows to analyze the Pope authority of the land. The pontifical sovereignty notion is particular to the Catholic Church. It is based on a religious authority and a temporal power. The two organizations operate simultaneously and are inseparable, nonetheless they could be distinguished. A thoroughly examination of the temporal power system in the Vatican State points the differences from other States. Expressly, the religious authority is superior to temporal power. The history of the institutionalization of the Church identifies all the numerous definitions. The Vatican City State and its elements: power, people and territory form an integral part of the pontifical sovereignty exercise. Will it need a pragmatic or theological constitutionalism? The thesis argues the expansion and the limit of the Vatican sovereignty.
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Marianne Abdalla. Recherche sur la souveraineté du Vatican. Droit. Université de Bordeaux, 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019BORD0448⟩. ⟨tel-03550293⟩



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