Lateran Treaty

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Noun1.Lateran Treaty - the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
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Fifteen months after the peace note, Benedict had no place at Versailles, as a secret treaty by the Allies in 1915 (prompted by Italy, as the Roman question remained unresolved) had agreed to the Vatican's exclusion.
The settlement of the Roman Question seemed far off, yet it was still pressing on the minds of Catholics.
French writer Edmond About spent some time observing the curious workings of the Papal States for his 1859 book The Roman Question.