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  •  Lakota Nation (0+ / 0-)

    is quasi-sovereign.  Their residents are citizens of the U.S. and the treaties call for U.S. to exercise sort of parens patriae authority.  Quite different from Vatican being completely sovereign.

    As to the Pope preaching things, he can do it both as a head of state and as a religious figure, and just as a human being with a right of free speech.

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