Concordats signed by the Pope as such and not as a secular prince.
It is to concordats in this later sense that this article refers.
The government had ceased to respect its concordats with the Holy See.
But concordats, however useful or necessary, do not realize the ideal of Christian society.
The chief thing to note is the existence, for these countries, of a civil-ecclesiastical Countries subject to concordats.
In the 19th century we find a long series of concordats, of which a good number are still in force.
They have thus upheld the true contractual nature of concordats and the mutual juridical obligation which results from them.
Concordats are undoubtedly conventions of a particular nature.