Patrimony of Saint Peter

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Patrimony of Saint Peter:

see Papal StatesPapal States,
Ital. Lo Stato della Chiesa, from 754 to 1870 an independent territory under the temporal rule of the popes, also called the States of the Church and the Pontifical States. The territory varied in size at different times; in 1859 it included c.
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The popes, especially the papa terribile, Julius II, were focused on preserving the Patrimonium Sancti Petri in the face of the invasions of forces loyal to Charles VIII which had comme nced in 1494.