The great authority Wiki:
The politics of Vatican City take place in a framework of an absolute theocratic elective monarchy, in which the head of the Catholic Church, the Pope, exercises ex officio supreme legislative, executive, and judicial power over the State of the Vatican City (an entity distinct from the Holy See), a rare case of non-hereditary monarchy.
As I have been saying for weeks now, Kim Davis in on the wrong side of American history. England wanted a union of church and state imposed on the colonies and used marriage laws as a way of controlling people it shipped to the colonies or who came willingly (often to escape Anglican taxation). Married Quaker couples were fined for fornication because the state did not recognize marriages not performed by Anglican priests. One of the resentments that led to the Revolution was Anglican control of marriage in what England wanted to be a theocracy.
Well, the man from the Apostolic Theocracy inside Rome sneakilyplans ahead to huddle with the woman who wants to impose an Apolostic Theocracy of her own in Kentucky.
Francis took our hospitality and as he boarded his plane he lobbed a stink bomb back at us.