Vatican foreign minister affirms support for Andorra’s form of government
[Doesn’t that violate the Vatican II (especially in Dignitatis Humanae) and post-V2 concept of “healthy secularity” such as the American form of “separation of church and state” and the French one of “laïcité positive”?]
Catholic World News – September 14, 2016
The Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States has affirmed the Vatican’s support for Andorra’s unique form of government, in which a bishop serves as co-prince.
Since 1278, the leader of France and the bishop of Urgell, Spain, have been co-princes of Andorra, though in recent decades the nation’s head of government has been elected by parliament.
Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, while on a visit to Andorra, said that the people of the nation have the right to decide their own form of government and predicted that the institution of the co-principality will last for “many more centuries.”