The Vatican and Italian Law

Under the terms of the 1929 Concordat with Mussolini, the Vatican adopted Italian laws. With Italy now pushing things like same-sex marriage and abortion, the Vatican has changed that and said it will only adopt those laws that don’t violate Catholic teaching. I don’t know why that would surprise anyone. Zenit has the basics; this article talks about the reaction in Italy; The Trumpet (paper of the Armstrong-ite Philadelphia Church of God) sees apocalyptic conspiracies at work.