Saturday, October 2, 2010

Supreme Pontiff and Most Serene Republic

News of a visit to a "unique diocese which spans two nations" in "Europe's oldest republic and, along with the Vatican, one of a handful of 'microstates' on the continent" — Holy See confirms papal visit to microstate of San Marino in Summer 2011. "Montefeltro is a historical division that covers areas several Italian provinces that now border the 'Most Serene Republic of San Marino' and the diocese dates back to the 8th century."

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Blogger The young fogey said...

The story is San Marino sheltered/hid Garibaldi so to thank them he exempted them from being absorbed into Italy.

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