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What was the political situation among the Italian city states and the Papal States during the Renaissance?

The Italian Renaissance was the beginning of a great change in the culture and successes of Europe which marked the transition between the Medieval and Modern times. It made (MORE)
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Who has to kiss the pope's papal ring?

Anyone who meets with the pope. They do not have to kiss the ring, but kissing the ring is showing respect to the holy person of the Roman Catholic Church.
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What are the most popular papal names?

Papal names are often used again in honour of the saint that bore the name or out of respect and emulation of a previous pope who bore the name or because the meaning of the n (MORE)

Why are the Papal States called Papal States?

The Papal States were also sometimes called the States of the Church, the Ecclesiastical States, or the Pontifical States, and they existed from roughly the sixth century to 1 (MORE)

Why did Pius IX resist moves to annex the Papal States?

The Papal States of historical Italy was ruled civilly by the Pope from about the 6th century until Italy was unified in 1861.   In 1796, the country now know as Italy was (MORE)

Why were papal bulls called that?

  A leaden seal is affixed around a cord and attached to the proclamation. These leaden seals are called bullae. Every papal proclamation has the papal bullae attached to (MORE)
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Why are papal proclamations called bulls?

  A leaden seal is affixed around a cord and attached to the proclamation. These leaden seals are called bullae. Every papal proclamation has the papal bullae attached to (MORE)
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What do you call a papal messenger?

A messenger or ambassador from the Roman Catholic Pope is called a  nuncio. Nuncio comes from the Latin word for messenger. A nuncio  may represent the Pope in foreign count (MORE)