Roberto Regoli

Chierici e laici alla corte papale: gli sviluppi nell'età contemporanea

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  • The article studies the dynamics of the relationship between clerics and laity within the Papal Court and the Roman Curia during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • highlighting an evident clericalization
  • with a subsequent sacralization of power
  • with regard to the government not only of the Papal States
  • but above all of the Universal Church. The work starts by examining the underlying lexicographical and historiographical issues
  • in order to study the development of the clerical-lay relationship over the long term
  • in which the layman is restricted to the functions of the Court
  • to the detriment of other roles
  • while on the contrary
  • the cleric (priest
  • religious
  • bishop and cardinal)
  • in retaining his roles in Court
  • further enhances his position within the Curia
  • until reaching a kind of monopoly within the heart of Catholicism


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