Map number 15: shows a more familiar Europe and is included to remind the reader that the Papal States have disappeared forever from the political maps of Europe but may we also remind you, the aspirations to a restored authority and the claim of legal validity to the right to that authority has not disappeared from the Papal system! Well over 1,100 years of history saw the Roman Pontiff as a political figure who ran a human government and entered world politics including waging war as his government's policy. That period is now over, not due to Papal desires, mind you, because they have not repented!
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