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Terri Schiavo – Vatican citizenship: another project ‘declassified’

One day in late-March 2005 a simple telephone call to the Holy See’s Secretariat of State — headquarters of the Vatican’s ‘international diplomatic corps’ — received a terse reply, here paraphrased: if it can be done in accordance with international law, we’ll see what can be done.

It was all we needed to hear. (more…)

Might Vatican citizenship have spared Terri Schiavo death by dehydration?

[archive: February – March, 2005 — declassified: March 31, 2014]

It was, as the saying goes, something of a ‘long shot’.

At first glance, the obstacles seemed insurmountable. (more…)

A break into prison

When read to a group of legislators in the Pennsylvania State Assembly heard testimony read from the following letter, a small group of them descended on the State Correctional Institution in Somerset.

It seems that, according to inmates, none there had ever experienced anything quite like it before. (more…)