Holy See


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Holy See

n. Roman Catholic Church
1. The see of the bishop of Rome.
2. The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the papacy.

Holy See

n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
2. (Roman Catholic Church) the Roman curia

Ho′ly See′


n.
the see of the pope.
[1755–65]
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Noun1.Holy See - the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
capital of Italy, Eternal City, Italian capital, Rome, Roma - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
Citta del Vaticano, Vatican City - the capital of the State of the Vatican City
Translations
Heiliger Stuhl
Pyhä istuin
Santa SedeSede Apostolica
Heliga stolen
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The Holy See is the universal government of the Catholic Church and operates from Vatican City State, a sovereign, independent territory.
The Holy See refused to provide the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, which is monitoring the Vatican's implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, with detailed information on a series of sexual abuse cases dating back to 1995.
Since then, Beijing has requested the pontiff to sever diplomatic relations with Taiwan, emphasizing it will only be willing to improve ties with the Vatican under two conditions: the Holy See cuts off diplomatic relations with Taiwan, and the Pope stops intervening in China's religious affairs.
Palestinian officials have expressed concern over the meeting between the Holy See and Israel and the results concerning the state of East Jerusalem.
This decision seems to show little regard for the important role played by the Holy See in international relations and of the historic ties between the Irish people and the Holy See over many centuries," Brady said in a statement.
The Government expects the fullest cooperation from the Holy See, the Catholic Church in Ireland and all other relevant bodies with a view to ensuring that Ireland is a society fully safe for children and minors," it added.
The recalling of the nuncio," Benedettini said, is "a measure rarely used by the Holy See" and "denotes the seriousness of the situation, and the desire of the Holy See to deal with it with objectivity and determination.
As the central government of the Catholic Church, the Holy See operates out of the world's smallest sovereign state, Vatican City.
In denying the Holy See's motion to dismiss, Judge Michael Mosman held that the Holy See is not entitled to immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunity Act because, "without warning parishioners of a known danger, [the Holy See] placed a priest it knew to be a child molester in a position in which, for the third time, he would have private access to minors.