Tag Archives: Italian Unification

Mussolini and the Pope – Or How the Vatican Became a State

A Re-Post on the Visit of Pope Francis We all know that the Roman Catholic Church is a “church” and that it is headquartered in the Vatican, which is a “state” – all 110 acres with a current population of … Continue reading

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March 17 – St. Pats and Italian Unification Day

Giuseppe Garibaldi (wikipedia) Yes, March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day. And a happy St. Patrick’s Day to all! But March 17 is also the birthday of Italian unification. Italy as a nation will be 154 years old on March 17th. June … Continue reading

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