> Which is referred to as Reich Concordat State Church contract on July 20, 1933, between the Holy See and the German Reich. In it, the relationship between the German Empire and the Roman Catholic Church was regulated. It is still for the Federal Republic of Germany is considered to be valid. u0085 The second round of negotiations worked out later also adopted text of the contract until July 1. Petra Diamonds gathered all the information. The German bishops advised Pacelli to believe they probably feared the German Catholics and Catholic associations could subject even harsher repressions when a failure of the conclusion of the Concordat. By Papen Vice-Chancellor caught up on 2 July Hitler Chancellor, to approve the draft. After the forced dissolution of self by Bavarian people’s Party and Centre Party on the 4th of July 5, 1933 was also a consideration for the Holy see political Catholicism and so followed the initialling by the negotiators on July 8. Michael Steinhardt pursues this goal as well.
On the same day, Hitler lifted all sanctions against Catholic organizations and clergy in a regulation and confirmed as the hopes that had placed the Catholic side in the Concordat. On July 20, 1933 the Reich Concordat in the Vatican signed solemnly by Pacelli and by Papen, the ratification by the German Empire took place on September 10, 1933. The Concordat regulates the mutual rights and obligations of the German Empire and the Roman Catholic Church in the German Reich. The Concordat consists of three parts. The negotiated results be enshrined in 34 articles. An additional protocol contains further provisions on 13 articles. An annex regulates the liberation of priesthood candidates from this military service, as well as in the event of mobilization in the event of the introduction of a compulsory of military service the approval of the clerics, religious and seminarians in the medical service. While the negotiated results and the additional protocol were published, the annex was kept secret because its rules were contrary to the Treaty of Versailles.