The Concordat of 1801 was a reflection of an agreement between Napoleon Bonaparte and Pope Pius VII that reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church as the majority church of France and restored some of its civil status. Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. Pope Pius VII, OSB (August 14 1740&mdashAugust 20 1823 born Count Barnaba Niccolò Maria Luigi Chiaramonti, was Pope from March 14 1800 to August This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. During the French Revolution, the National Assembly had confiscated Church properties and issued the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, which made the Church a department of the State, removing it from the authority of the Pope. The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an The National Assembly is either a Legislature, or the Lower house of a Bicameral legislature in some countries The Civil Constitution of the Clergy ( "Constitution civile du clergé") was a law passed on July 12, 1790 during the French Revolution History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and This caused hostility among the Vendeans towards the change in the relationship between the Catholic Church and the French government. The War in Vendée ( 1793 to 1796) was a Civil war in Vendée between Royalists and Republicans during the French This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Subsequent laws abolished the traditional Gregorian Calendar and Christian holidays. The Gregorian calendar is the most widely used Calendar in the world today A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth While the Concordat restored some ties to the papacy, it was largely in favor of the state; the balance of church-state relations had tilted firmly in Napoleon Bonaparte's favour. History See also History of the Papacy Catholics recognize the Pope as a successor to Saint Peter, who Jesus named as the "shepherd" and Napoleon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821 was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on the History of Europe. As a part of the Concordat, he presented another set of laws called the Organic Articles. The Organic Articles ( French: "Les Articles Organiques") was the name of a Law administering public Worship in France.
The main terms of the Concordat of 1801 between France and Pope Pius VII included:
The Concordat was abrogated upon the separation of Church and State law in 1905. Separation of church and state is a Political and Legal Doctrine that Government and religious institutions are to be kept separate The 1905 French law on the Separation of the Churches and State ( French: Loi du 9 décembre 1905 concernant la séparation des Églises et de l'État) was passed by Year 1905 ( MCMV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting However, some terms of the Concordat are still in effect in the Alsace-Moselle region, as it was controlled by the German Empire at the time of the law's passage. Alsace-Moselle is the current legal name of the Alsace-Lorraine territory the part of France that was part of Germany from 1871 to 1919 (and then The German Empire is the name commonly used in English to describe Germany from 1871 to 1918 when it was a semi- Constitutional monarchy: beginning with the Unification