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Formal Agreement Dealing With The Control Of Church Affairs

The hostility of believing French Catholics towards the revolutionary state was then largely resolved. [Citation required] It does not restore the immense ecclesiastical country and the foundations that had been confiscated and sold during the revolution. Catholic clergymen have returned from exile or hiding and have resumed their traditional positions in their traditional churches. Very few parishes continued to employ priests who had accepted the civil constitution of the clergy of the revolutionary regime. While the concordat infused much power into the papacy, the balance of relations between church and state shifted firmly in favor of Napoleon. He chose the bishops and supervised the finances of the Church. [2] [3] The Roman Catholic Church has been banned in China for more than 60 years. Now the Vatican is trying to change that. .

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